Outlook for 2022 - How will the markets react?

7 min read 13 Dec 21

After a period of surprising outcomes for both equity and debt markets, both of which have reached record prices even after the global instability caused by COVID-19, what does 2022 hold? At the forefront of investors’ minds are the questions of whether inflation is transitory or more permanent, the likely rate hikes from major central banks, and if the high prices of risk assets, whether equities, corporate bonds or high yield, are sustainable. Jim Leaviss, CIO, Public Fixed Income, Fabiana Fedeli, CIO, Equities & Multi Asset, and Maria Municchi, multi asset Fund Manager, discussed how these issues are likely to affect their respective asset classes in the coming year.

By M&G Investments

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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