Investors should avoid a flight from risky assets, says Barclays Capital

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US equities may present opportunities later this year

Barclays Capital remains optimistic that the economic slowdown is temporary and advises investors to stick with risk-neutral weightings rather than withdrawing from risk altogether, as outlined in its latest Global Outlook report.

The US is one market that is suffering a sluggish recovery, and any progress that has been made is "a balance sheet recovery", said Piero Ghezzi, head of economics, emerging markets and FX research at Barclays Capital in London, speaking at the Global Outlook briefing

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