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.
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