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This Is Where Global Investors Are Placing Bets Right Now

  • M&G Investment’s Chartres likes high-yield bonds in China
  • China policy stimulus has Nordea favoring services sector
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Views Production Of Currency Bearing His Signature
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More than $8 trillion has been thrown at the Covid-19 crisis by governments around the globe and hundreds of billions more by central banks from Washington to Wellington. And that means investors are finding a swath of opportunities from investment-grade bonds to emerging-market equities.

Looking where central banks themselves are buying, even if it’s been well flagged, still has merits, according to portfolio managers at Western Asset Management Co. and JPMorgan Asset Management. Areas of China’s vast bond market, including junk-rated company debt, are yet to benefit and have room to catch up with more highly-rated peers as authorities keep pumping in stimulus, says M&G Investments.