Direction of the Markets

   

 Q1 2024 Market Outlook

Market Outlook | Equities
   

In his outlook for the first quarter of 2024, Marco Pirondini, Chief Investment Officer, US, addresses fragmented global growth, slowing inflation, and the possibility of a mild recession. He also discusses the potential impacts of the contraction in US earnings and the overvaluation of some parts of the US market. Given these circumstances, investors may wish to take a cautious approach to the quarter and broaden their market view to include global markets such as Japan and Europe.

Market Outlook | Fixed Income

   

As the US Federal Reserve has signaled it may be done with interest rate rises, it may be time for investors to begin adding selectively to their fixed income exposures.  In his outlook for the first quarter of 2024, Jonathan Duensing, portfolio manager and head of fixed income, describes potential opportunities in high-quality corporate bonds and segments of the securitized credit markets including agency mortgage-backed securities.

   

   

Weekly Market Directions

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Weekly Market Directions as of April 5, 2024