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.

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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.

Contributing authors

Paul Eitelman
INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, 
NORTH AMERICA

Graham Harman
SENIOR INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, ASIA-PACIFIC

Shailesh Kshatriya, CFA
DIRECTOR, CANADIAN STRATEGIES
Van Luu, Ph.D.
HEAD OF CURRENCY & FIXED INCOME STRATEGY

Kara Ng
SENIOR QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGY ANALYST

Andrew Pease
GLOBAL HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Abraham Robison
QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGIST
Wouter Sturkenboom, CFA, CAIA
SENIOR INVESTMENT STRATEGIST, EMEA

Alexander Cousley
INVESTMENT STRATEGY ANALYST

Stephen Wood, Ph.D.
CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST

 

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