Deutsche Bank shares top 5 risks to markets in 2019

Chief International Economist Torsten Slok presents a diverse picture of what may be ahead this year for investors

Deutsche Bank shares top 5 risks to markets in 2019. Source: shutterstock.com

According to Deutsche Bank, Chief International Economist Torsten Slok has issued a list of 30 market risks that are poised to impact financial markets in 2019. The list presents a diverse picture reflective of the unpredictability and volatility of the current global markets environment.

According to Slok, the risks are not presented in a specific hierarchy, however, those higher on the list pose a more immediate concern. He considers the top five to be:

  • the impact of the trade war on the global economic environment;
  • slowing growth in China;
  • the impact of wage inflation on the Fed and equities and profit margins;
  • US Treasury issuances and impact on credit markets and Libor OIS;
  • the lack of foreign demand for US credit.

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