Thanks largely to the 2003-07 oil price surge, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets have attracted widespread attention. In general, GCC appears to behave like the world’s most established markets, and has almost mirrored US sectoral performance for the last 12 months, suggesting similar allocation strategies for the two regions. A Datastream User Created Index of GCC companies ranked by volatility shows that appetite for high-beta GCC stocks may be rebounding more quickly than appetite for stocks of lower volatility.
- Regions: Middle East
- Authors: Amitesh Kumar
- Products: Datastream
- Keywords: capital markets, oil
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