Navigating geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty

Escalating geopolitical tensions, Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power in China, and the US Fed’s economic ‘balancing act’ are some the most significant issues dominating the macroeconomic backdrop for global investors as we move into the final quarter of the calendar year. 

In Part 1 of this new podcast episode, we provide listeners an insight into the way Antipodes is approaching these global affairs and the anticipated consequences for investors. 

In Part 2, we provide an update on Antipodes’ portfolio positioning and discuss portfolio holdings, Merck and Co (NYSE: MRK) and Diageo (LON: DGE).

Key time stamps:

Part 1

  • Outlook for global equities over the coming 12 months (1:00)
  • Can the Fed continue to hike rates without severe economic impacts? (3:45)
  • A discussion about the long term outlook for inflation (5:20)
  • The implications of the US restricting China’s access to semiconductor technology (9:00) 
  • China’s economy and Xi’s grip on power (14:15)  

Part 2

  • Antipodes’ portfolio positioning – adding to defensives including Merck and Co. (20:00)
  • A global alternative to Woolworths? Why Antipodes has added to its position in Diageo (23:00)

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4 November 2022