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Investors Gain Confidence In Asian Markets

By Anna Peel. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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  • Investor confidence has risen in almost all global sectors, with the largest rise seen in the Asia Pacific region.
  • The only region to fall out of favour was Global Emerging.
  • Sentiment has increased 4% on average.

“Investors are turning tentatively optimistic, following months of market turmoil. But they should be wary – volatility is far from over. The war in Ukraine continues to cause human devastation, uncertainty over commodity prices and food production remains, central banks across the globe are raising rates in a bid to combat soaring inflation, and COVID is still causing disruption to the supply chain.

Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

China’s largest city Shanghai routinely conducts mass testing and half-day lockdowns to control coronavirus and hit the zero-COVID goal. With these many varied global headwinds, investors should be mindful global stock markets are likely to be choppy for some time. Focus on the long-term, and invest in line with your risk appetite – as it is likely to be tested.”

Investor Confidence Index

The investor confidence index is compiled by surveying HL clients on a monthly basis. Each month we send the investors’ confidence survey to 6,000 random clients and there is a representative split of our clients by age. On average around 10% of clients respond.

Global Sectors % Change June 2022 vs May 2022
Asia Pacific 11%
European 9%
Global Emerging -7%
Japanese 3%
North American 6%
UK 2%
Average % Change 4%

Article by Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis & Research at Hargreaves Lansdown

About Hargreaves Lansdown

Over 1.7 million clients trust us with £132.3 billion (as at 30 April 2022), making us the UK’s number one platform for private investors. More than 98% of client activity is done through our digital channels and over 600,000 access our mobile app each month.

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