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OUTLOOK 2019

Fundamental: How to focus on what really matters in the markets

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KEY THEMES

Sustaining growth via fiscal policy.

We expect the ongoing impact of fiscal stimulus will be readily apparent in 2019 and that policy will continue to play an important role for the economy and financial markets—potentially extending the duration of the current business cycle.


Creating opportunity amid rising volatility.

We believe any bouts of market volatility should be embraced—not feared—by suitable investors as an opportunity to rebalance portfolios toward targeted allocations.


Fundamentals in focus.

This economic and market cycle may have more room to run, driven by the fundamentals supporting economic growth and strong corporate profits. Depending on the measures, we believe this cycle may prove to be the longest in history. Risks such as trade uncertainty, slowing global growth, and geopolitics do require careful monitoring, however, for their potential impact on the markets and economy.

 

 

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