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Trevor Greetham's Investment Clock December: Upbeat about 2013

Nyhet   •   Dec 18, 2012 08:15 CET

We are entering 2013 in an optimistic mood. The OECD’s lead indicator for global growth is bottoming-out. Housing market and labour market data from the US continues to come in strong with more recent Chinese data also surprising positively.

The US Federal Reserve has also committed to maintaining an easy monetary policy stance long into the upturn, even if this causes inflation to overshoot. Meanwhile, rising US property prices are easing strains in the US banking system.  A stronger US economy should help other economies recover, particularly those in emerging markets and Asia.

Constructive policy moves by the ECB this summer also reduced the risk of a euro break up, helping European equities to outperform. In the long run we expect growth differentials to dominate and our developed equity exposure remains tilted towards the US. Large parts of the corporate sector have already gone over the ‘fiscal cliff’ and a resolution to the talks should result in a positive US earnings surprise. US fiscal policy will tighten in 2013 but we think the recovery will continue uninterrupted.


- In recent years, the impact of quantitative easing on commodity prices has meant that any pick-up in growth has gone hand-in-hand with an increase in inflationary pressures.

- We believe the premature rise of inflationary pressures is in part to blame for the shortness of the economic cycles since the financial crisis.

- Our global growth scorecard has stopped deteriorating and with OECD lead indicators picking up, we are hopeful that the cycle has passed its lows.

 We are overweight stocks and underweight bonds in our funds.
- We favour US equities over Europe and the Emerging Markets over Japan.


Trevor Greetham joined Fidelity in January 2006. He is Director of Asset Allocation and in addition to managing funds, Trevor is a member of Fidelity’s Asset Allocation Group. Prior to joining Fidelity, he spent ten years at Merrill Lynch, where he was Director of Asset Allocation. Trevor began his career with UK life insurer Provident Mutual. He holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and is a qualified actuary.



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