Could this latest move be the push the financial sector needs to stage a turnaround? Lorraine Tan, Vice President of Equity Research at Standard & Poor’s Equity Research tells CNBC Asia Pacific's Protect Your Wealth, it's still too early to tell if the sector has bottomed out.
“We are probably of the viewpoint that there still is a bit of news to come out. I think the signals aren't all there yet to see a sustained rally yet … we are still watching out on the economic data side … the news is going to be coming out is still going to be more or less negative,” she says.
But this is not to mean that investors should avoid financial stocks completely. Tan says there are banks out there that have fared better in the current situation. S&P Equity Research has 'buy' calls on Morgan Stanley , Standard Chartered and Industrial and Conmmercial Bank of China.
If dabbling in banking stock still makes you feel uneasy, Tan recommends casting an eye towards sectors that are likely to benefit from global governments’ multi-billion dollars economic stimulus spending.
“We would, on the whole, position ourselves in some of the infrastructure sectors … it takes us back to some of the property stocks that really beaten down, particularly at this point in time, probably more of the basic materials like cement for example,” she explains.
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