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Asset class views: Our 12- to 18-month outlook
U.S. equity: peaking fundamentals
Underlying fundamentals lose momentum, increasing market volatility.
Market volatility may continue to increase as investors adjust to slower growth, protectionist measures, and continued political turmoil. An extended market cycle may have run its course.
International equity: opportunities narrow
Economic growth has slowed outside the United States, reflected in recent declines across Asian and European equity markets.
We maintain a neutral weighting in international equities within a global diversified portfolio. Relative value opportunities within the asset class have also faded over the last year.
Fixed income: increasing higher-quality opportunities
Investment-grade corporate and government bonds may be poised for a rebound following last year's rising rates.
Within the asset class, we now favor duration over credit risk. We believe investment-grade corporates still offer upside.
Key macro themes from our asset management network
Global growth moderating
The U.S. economy remains relatively strong, but growth rates elsewhere have shifted down a gear as challenges mount in Asia and Europe.
Earnings growth peaking
The fundamental backdrop had been supporting equity markets, but earnings growth may have peaked as the impact of U.S. fiscal stimulus fades.
Monetary policy tightening nearing its limits
The U.S. Federal Reserve is approaching the end of its rate hiking cycle, and the withdrawal of liquidity from the global financial system has weighed on a range of asset classes.
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