The labor market is a key area ClearBridge Investments are scrutinizing for signs that aggressive action by the Fed is dampening inflation.
The economic outlook bears little resemblance to the early pandemic, with consumption and business activity likely to slow from elevated levels but remain positive.
Our principles: stay true to the process; recognize uncertainty for what it is; remain focused on fundamentals; and utilize periods of uncertainty to consider implications for portfolio positioning.
Approaches that promote a more sustainable society and economy align to a given client’s personal view—and it’s important for an advisor to understand each client’s objectives and preferences.
Replay: Investing Amidst Uncertainty: Help to Address Investor's Current Concerns and Effects of Global Conflict
We provide our take on inflation, rising rates, and market impact, a look at how global conflict is affecting markets, supply chain, and portfolios, and our talking points for addressing the current market with investors.
Mounting tensions between Russia and Ukraine resulted in a Russian invasion into Ukraine sovereign territory in February. We continue to monitor events and their impact on asset classes closely. As our conditions and our views evolve, we offer our perspective on the market’s response.
Fears of the dreaded “triple R” are growing—encompassing a recession, rising rates, and a loss in real household incomes. It is a dangerous time for investors, especially for those that draw a straight line from economic events to portfolio changes. We must be intentional and focused on our goals, including understanding what was already priced in and managing any risks to our convictions.
The rapid escalation between Russia and Ukraine has dramatically shifted investor sentiment. We are witnessing a meaningful setback in key financial markets, prompting volatility and negative speculation. This is normal amid uncertainty, but it is worth stepping back to understand the fundamentals of the situation.
Volatility, the rise and fall of prices, is inevitable. We aim to judiciously compound returns and avoid permanent capital impairment. We don’t predict. We invest.
This insight has been created to highlight the most important issues facing investors, share insights from our current research, and help you make better investment decisions as we enter 2022. It has been compiled by our investment leaders and draws on the work of our global team.
To help financial advisors with client-friendly communications, we bring together our investment experts and ask them to address common investment concerns from the field. In this piece, Dan Kemp, Global CIO, provides context on the risks investors are facing in today's market environment.