Fear Volatility not Bond Yields
This is what drives asset allocation
The Great Volatility Slide is Over and it is time to compare the relative impact of rising bond yield vs rising volatility on asset allocation. We conclude that consensus earnings estimates for 2018 provide a substantial margin of safety against the threat of rising bond yields and rising volatility. The margin of safety declines in 2019, but the big threat comes from volatility, not bond yields. On current forecasts, we would need to return to an ultra-low volatility regime in order to maintain an overweight in equities into 2020.