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Source: Bank of America (BofA). Last data point as of 7/31/23. Please see Terms and Indices below for more information. Data based on past performance, which is no guarantee of future results.
Excluding the megacaps, stocks of the S&P 500 are trading at the biggest discount since the early 2000’s, presenting a potentially opportunistic tailwind for active management.
The largest stocks in the S&P 500 have driven the returns of the index in recent years. A byproduct of that dominance is that it has skewed the most common gauge of expensiveness of stocks – the price/earnings ratio (P/E).
In our view, this valuation discrepancy indicates that the risk-reward profile for investors may be more favorable for the lower 90% of S&P 500 stocks (based on market capitalization) than for the top 10% of stocks, many of which have come to dominate US large cap indices.
By underweighting the top 10% of the S&P 500, active managers may gain a performance tailwind if the valuation discrepancy between the top 10% and bottom 90% narrows, as it did after the dot.com bubble burst. Of course, past performance is no guarantee of future results.
In this environment, we believe an active approach to investing may be advantageous. Amundi US offers global investment opportunities to investors.
To help investors prepare their portfolios for potential challenges, Amundi US offers Pioneer Fund, which offers a long-term focus on quality and sustainability. Its active management style can potentially strengthen investors’ portfolios during times of market uncertainty.
Amundi US also offers investors Pioneer Fundamental Growth Fund, which seeks long-term capital growth by investing in a range of sectors and companies. With the ability to adjust sector weighting based on factors including valuation concerns, supply issues, and rising rates, the fund is potentially positioned for a dynamic global macro environment.
Terms and Indices
Market capitalization – The value of a company that is traded on the stock market, calculated by multiplying the total number of shares by the present share price.
Price/Earnings, or PE, is a valuation measure of expensiveness using a stock’s price divided its by per-share earnings. Forward PE represents analyst consensus estimates of that measure over the next 12 months.
S&P 500 Index – The US Standard and Poor's 500 is a stock market index that tracks 500 publicly traded domestic companies. In this index, the weighting of each in the index is dependent on the company’s market capitalization.
Indices are unmanaged and their returns assume reinvestment of dividends and do not reflect any fees or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Unless otherwise stated, all information contained in this document is from Amundi Asset Management US (Amundi US) and is as of 7/31/2023.
A Word About Risk: Pioneer Fund
The market prices of securities may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, due to general market conditions, such as real or perceived adverse economic, political, or regulatory conditions, recessions, inflation, changes in interest or currency rates, lack of liquidity in the bond markets, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues or adverse investor sentiment.The Fund generally excludes corporate issuers that do not meet or exceed minimum ESG standards. Excluding specific issuers limits the universe of investments available to the Fund, which may mean forgoing some investment opportunities available to funds without similar ESG standards.
A Word About Risk: Pioneer Fundamental Growth Fund
The market prices of securities may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, due to general market conditions, such as real or perceived adverse economic, political, or regulatory conditions, recessions, inflation, changes in interest or currency rates, lack of liquidity in the bond markets, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues or adverse investor sentiment.The Fund may invest in fewer than 40 securities and, as a result, its performance may be more volatile than the performance of other funds holding more securities.Investing in foreign and/or emerging markets securities involves risks relating to interest rates, currency exchange rates, economic, and political conditions. The Fund’s adviser may integrate ESG considerations in its investment research process, which may mean forgoing some investment opportunities available to funds that do not consider ESG information.
The views expressed regarding market and economic trends are those of Amundi Asset Management US, Inc. ("Amundi US"), and are subject to change at any time. These views should not be relied upon as investment advice, as securities recommendations, or as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any portfolio.
Investing in mutual funds involves significant risks. For complete information on the specific risks associated with each fund, please see the appropriate fund’s prospectus or fact sheet, available on our literature page.
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