Central banks across the globe are showing their support for the financial markets by either delaying interest rate hikes or cutting interest rates and showing willingness to increase quantitative easing measures. After the ECB’s dovish comments, Chinese central bank cut interest rates to boost economic growth.
Since 2011, markets are positioned for emerging market weakness and this trend continues to remain intact irrespective of interest rate cuts or additional monetary stimulus by central banks. Emerging markets continue to underperform developed markets as the ratio between MSCI World Markets/MSCI Emerging Markets shows. This trend is likely to continue in the following months.