Investors favour risk aversion and turn to safe haven assets

(HedgeWeek) – FA UK’s latest Valuations Index, which measures investors’ perceptions of the value of equities, bonds and gold, indicates a risk-off mentality amongst investors in Q2 2018, with those polled seeing most value in safe haven assets.

According to the Index, investors’ outlook on government bonds has improved compared to the previous quarter. Perceptions of overvaluation decreased 4 per cent, dropping from 80 per cent in Q1 2018 to 76 per cent in Q2 2018. The yield of government bonds, meanwhile, increased slightly over the same period.

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Pictured: Will Goodhart, chief executive of CFA UK

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