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Market Cycle Guidebook - May 2021

We just published our "Market Cycle Guidebook" for May, 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 snapshot 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:


The macro/market cycle progresses...


-The key themes of 2020 continue to echo into 2021 (and beyond)

--massive stimulus is already baked-in

--vaccination and reopening are in play (albeit variable)

--anticipate a continuation of the clear but fragile global economic recovery

--backlogs/shortages have become worse

---inflation pressures are intensifying and spare capacity is evaporating


-Anticipate that this year will reward those who take a more nuanced approach to active asset allocation as many market rotations are just getting started

--indeed, May provided a tantalizing glimpse of this


-Remain overweight growth assets vs defensive assets

--longer cycle is still in play; favoring growth assets

--but increasingly focused on short-term risk signals

--paying closer attention to old reliable signposts for the macro/market cycle


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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Best regards,

Callum Thomas

Head of Research and Founder

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