How Broad Was My Rally

Friday, May 31st, 2024   Categories: , , ,

Quality available at a discount in Europe

Many investors are still waiting and hoping for the rally in US equities to broaden out. We see no evidence of this in terms of size. Our US equity model has Small Caps almost exactly in line with their benchmark weight, and they have been in the neutral zone for most of the last two years. If anything, their outlook has deteriorated in recent weeks, as hopes for rate cuts continue to be disappointed. We also think that the idea of broadening out is dangerous if it means reducing the liquidity and quality of the portfolio this late in the cycle. There is one area where we think this may be an attractive strategy. There is plenty of quality available in large-cap European equities at a significant discount to US valuations. This could be one reason why the Eurozone and the UK both rank ahead of the US in our tactical allocation model.

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