Capturing the Momentum of a Narrowing Earnings Gap

Monday 03 June 2024

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Capturing the Momentum of a Narrowing Earnings Gap

June 2024 | Since early 2023, a handful of the market's top stocks, including the Magnificent Seven, have surged in earnings and valuation, and have dominated returns. Underneath the surface of today's concentrated, crowded market, sharp earnings recoveries may soon play out and structural changes may occur in many industries, creating new winning and losing stocks. Separating the potential winners from the rest of the market will be key to portfolio success over the next year, and beyond. With so much uncertainty and variability across industries and companies, we believe active management is essential to capturing the momentum of a changing market.  

01 |  Top stocks including the Magnificent Seven have dominated equity returns since early 2023 as their earnings growth has far outpaced the rest of the market.

02 | We believe many stocks that have outperformed in 2023-2024 are over-owned, and expensive relative to the average stock.

03 | The market is mostly ignoring these changes, potentially presenting a range of opportunities for active investors.

Capturing the Momentum of a Narrowing Earnings Gap

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