Outlook at a glance

 
Asset classes Current view 3 Month Change  
Shares     A period of slower but more sustainable gains beckons. The rotation from growth to value looks likely to continue.
Bonds     The outlook for government bonds is poor as recovery, growth and inflation expectations rise. Spreads are also too tight in corporate bonds.
Property     Real estate continues to be under the influence of the ‘gravity of yield’. A wall of money is chasing the income it offers yield-hungry investors.
Commodities     The case for a commodity super-cycle is strong as policy shifts towards redistribution and with a focus on building out green infrastructure.
Cash     With bonds losing their allure as a diversifier in a portfolio, cash becomes even more important as a store of value.
Equity Regions Current view 3 Month Change  
US     The US is exposed to tougher times ahead for growth stocks but policy support and quality argue for maintaining a high US weighting.
UK     The UK has been out of favour for a long time and the outlook is now much better than still cheap valuations might suggest.
Europe     The upsurge in infections means that the European recovery is on hold. After a good run, the region might pause for breath.
Asia Pacific ex-Japan     A strong case can be made for emerging markets during a global upswing, especially if the dollar weakens from here.
Japan     The key to Japan is not the domestic market but what’s happening globally and that looks positive. Valuations are not demanding.

Key

Current View:
  Positive,   Neutral,   Negative

3 Month Change (since the previous Investment Outlook)
  Upgrade,   Unchanged,   Downgrade


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