Research & Insights

2018: The Year Ahead

February 05, 2018

By Masood Vojdani & Katrina Lamb, CFA & Courtney Martin

In a period of time characterized simultaneously by contradiction and continuity, we sum up our 2018 outlook thus: Things Don’t Change, Until They Do. The benign tailwinds of moderate, steady global growth will not last forever. Neither we nor anyone else can point with certainty to the date when the sea change happens. What we can do is pay close attention to the things that matter more. Farmers know how to sense an approaching storm: the rustle of leaves, slight changes in the sky’s color. In the capital marketplace, those rustling leaves are likely to be found in the bond market, from which a broader asset repricing potentially springs forth. Pay attention to bonds in 2018.

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