The Uncrowned King
Cash compared with a balanced mandate
Nothing illustrates the cumulative distortions QE has imposed on US financial markets, better than the historic returns of a balanced 50/50 portfolio relative to cash. The current upswing has lasted almost eight years in an unbroken trend, as opposed the usual five. Our probability indicators suggest that we are getting close to a break of trend. If the Fed raises rates by more than expected in 2017, cash may yet be king.