Skip to content

EMEA implementation guide: Q4 update

Wei Li
Wei Li
iShares EMEA Head of Investment Strategy

Keep it brief

  • The Q4 Guide checks in on the progress of our key midyear themes, to see how events over last quarter have influenced our outlook and implementation ideas.
  • We consider the market implications of escalating trade tensions between the US and China, more dovish policy action from central banks, and defensive positioning in a climate of slowing global growth.
  • Download the full report to discover how these market views could translate into implementation ideas across asset classes, geographies and sectors for active and index funds.

Staying the course

Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested.

Theme 1: Protectionist push.

The last quarter was marked by escalating tensions and uncertainty, but central bankers have responded with bold steps towards more accommodative policy.

Theme 2: Stretching the cycle.

The global expansion may be losing steam, but signs of consumer resilience have persisted and easier monetary policies continue to keep a recession at bay.

Theme 3: Raising resilience.

Macro and geopolitical uncertainty has been elevated throughout 2019. Consider investing with resilience in preparation for the late cycle.

Download our Q4 guide
In our latest quarterly outlook, we outline BlackRock's key market views for Q4 2019 and explore related implementation ideas.
Download now Download now
Meet the writers
Wei Li
iShares EMEA Head of Investment Strategy
Karim Chedid
Investment Strategist
Learn more
Jonathan Parker
Natasha Sarkaria
Investment Strategist
Qassim Saeed
Investment Strategist
Read the latest market views from BlackRock Investment Institute
Trade disputes and geopolitical frictions have become key drivers of the economy and markets. Recent geopolitical volatility illustrates this.
Read more Read more