Survey: liquidity breakdown is biggest fear

Investors’ response: A majority of the respondents expects the 10-year Treasury yield to be between 2.0% and 2.5% at year-end, while 39% see the S&P 500 at between 2,800 and 3,000. — Reuters

Singapore: The greatest risk to quantitative strategies wouldn’t be an equity-bear market or a sharp increase in rates. It would be a collapse in liquidity.

That’s the result from a survey of investors at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s US Macro Quantitative and Derivatives Conference in New York on May 17, with 36% of respondents picking a liquidity plunge and 25% fearing political or geopolitical risks most, according to the conference summary from strategists Marko Kolanovic and Dubravko Lakos-Bujas.

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