It’s been a bumper year for global stocks as MSCI’s broadest index, the All Countries World Index, has rallied ~19% YTD, while Emerging Markets are up more than 25%. Coming into 2018, the ingredients are there for a “rip-snorting” run, says Chad Slater from Morphic Asset Management.
Ingredients for a market rally:
- Rate hikes should be limited, with the Fed’s possible December hike looming
- Global growth is solid
- PMIs (purchasing managers’ indices) are at 14-year highs
- Company earnings are also looking good.
However, all good things must come to an end. In today’s video, he explains what he’ll be looking for to indicate this period of low volatility has come to an end.
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