World’s top wealth manager urges clients to sell stocks

Financial Times/Richard Henderson

Image of UBS logo – Union Bank Switzerland“UBS Wealth Management, which oversees $2.5tn for rich clients, has trimmed its core equity recommendation to an ‘underweight’ position for the first time since the height of the eurozone crisis in 2012, on worries that the ongoing trade war and slowing global growth increase the risk of owning stocks.”

USAGOLD note:  Over the weekend, we had central bank leadership telling the world that there was not much it could do to counter the ill effects of the trade war.  We even had one prominent central banker – Mark Carney, the head of the Bank of England – surprise the financial world by suggesting that perhaps it was time to look for alternatives to the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. UBS’ sell recommendation looks to be a reaction to the negative sentiment global leaders projected at the Jackson Hole and Biarritz meetings this past weekend.

Repost from 8-27-2019

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