Perspective

Webinar: The economic recovery continues


  • Global growth remains remarkably strong, but the rate of growth may now have peaked. 
  • We still expect equities to deliver positive returns and maintain our overweight exposure to the asset class. However, performance may not be as strong as it has been so far this year and there could be periods of volatility.    
  • While equity markets look expensive, this doesn’t mean they can’t continue to generate attractive returns. 
  • Strong earnings growth this year means that valuations are looking much more reasonable than they were coming into the year.
  • We have looked at previous periods where markets appeared expensive based on long-term measures and found that very often they have continued to perform well.
  • Evidence continues to suggest that this year’s rise in inflation will be transitory. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food prices, remains contained. However, we could see inflation start to rise again later next year.
  • We continue to like “value” sectors within the stock market, with a preference for higher quality companies.
  • We retain the defensive holdings within our portfolios. Given the risk of higher inflation, we prefer defensive assets that offer inflation protection such as gold and inflation-linked treasury. 

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