2018 Global Market Outlook
Running with the bulls
Our global team of investment strategists believes global growth momentum is likely to persist into 2018, pushing up equity markets over the first part of the year. Japan, Europe and emerging markets are likely to outperform the U.S. Similarly, the euro, Japanese yen, British pound and emerging market currencies may offer investors more potential upside in 2018 than the U.S. dollar.
Key global market outlook highlights include:
- U.S. equities could push higher before facing headwinds later in 2018
- Three U.S. Federal Reserve rate hikes expected
- Recession fears likely to rise as U.S. yield curve continues to flatten
- Europe, Japan and emerging markets expected to outperform U.S.
Russell Investments releases its Global Market Outlook on a quarterly basis. The Outlook highlights the most recent economic insights and market expectations from the firm's global team of investment strategists. It is the most widely read of Russell Investments' publications.
SENIOR INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, EMEA
INVESTMENT STRATEGY ANALYST
Stephen Wood, Ph.D.
CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST
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