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The Market Sell-Off: What Next?


In a wide-ranging discussion, David Kuo chats with Hou Wey Fook the CIO of DBS Bank about his strategy for investors in the aftermath of the market sell-off.

The market sell-off has been both brutal and indiscriminate. It started in the US on Wednesday night and it has spread to the rest of the world like wild fire.

What has caused the share market to slump? How much of it is due to changes to the fundamentals of the market?

How high can interest rates go and could inflation be as big a problem as some have suggested?

What about the Sino-US trade dispute – how inflationary could this turn out to be?

There have been numerous suggestions that the US bull market is growing long in the tooth. Could the sell-off in shares be a sign that the US market has finally reached a top?

Banks should have be some of the biggest beneficiaries of rising interest rates. Why have they not performed as well as expected?

The rising US dollar has sucked money out of emerging markets. What needs to happen to reverse the outflow?

China and Hong Kong markets have fallen by more than 20%. What has prompted investors to sell?

Where are the best places to invest in 2019? What are the biggest concerns for 2019?

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