Goldman Bullish on Asian Stocks

Stock markets across Asia may have taken the recent market rout on the chin, but that’s left them well-poised for a solid year-end rally, Goldman Sachs said.

“Asian regional stocks have recovered less of their recent decline and appear poised to make up some of this disparity,” Goldman said in a note Wednesday.

While the S&P 500 index has recovered 95 percent of its recent decline, the Stoxx Europe 600 has regained 64 percent and the Topix 63 percent, the MSCI Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Index, or MXAPJ, has only regained 32 percent, Goldman noted, adding that the Asian index fell 10 percent from its year-to-date high, set Sept. 3, to its Oct. 16 low, before recovering just 3 percent.

Goldman maintains its year-end target of 500 for the MXAPJ, compared with around 482 currently.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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