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Market Cycle Guidebook - August 2020

We just published our "Market Cycle Guidebook" for August, which is part of our institutional investment research service.

​​The monthly Market Cycle Guidebook is designed to be a key resource for global multi-asset investors. It focuses on illuminating the key drivers of risk and return across a global multi-asset universe, with the intention of generating actionable conclusions and meaningful insights for medium-term active asset allocation decisions.

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Key features of the Market Cycle Guidebook: -Front page big picture summary on the global economic cycle, monetary policy, and valuations -Market performance snapshot & commentary /highlights -Summary views across asset classes (short and medium term); basically an "AA cheat sheet"

-TAA/DAA guide visually mapping those views -Monthly updated Capital Market Assumptions -And of course, over 70 charts illuminating the key medium-term drivers of risk and return across a global multi-asset universe

-Australia/New Zealand appendix (since we're down this part of the world!)

Some of the key takeaways from the latest edition:

-valuation indicators show growth assets close to fair value on some metrics (big turnaround vs March following the rebound) and defensive assets very expensive

-monetary conditions indicators show a developing tailwind to growth building up in the system (add to that fiscal measures)

-cycle indicators are about as bad as it gets (but are less meaningful at this stage of the cycle, and soft data is starting to turn back up)

--at a high level: overweight growth/risk assets (especially commodities and global ex-US)

The report is designed for active asset allocators, and professional investors who require top-down input in their investment process. If you are interested in learning more, I suggest you get set up for a trial today and we will forward through a copy of the Market Cycle Guidebook and some of our other recent reports.

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