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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

Given a potential inflationary environment, we have taken great care to emphasize companies that we believe have pricing power because of the mission-critical or value-add nature of their products and services.

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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

While valuations are high across the market, on a relative basis, they are still most attractive for international stocks. The pandemic has delivered a global growth shock, but in doing so, it has accelerated the timeline for mega trends such as productivity enhancement (robotics, automation, and software), e-commerce, electronic payments, and rapid drug development.

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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

We continue to experience an unprecedented market environment. We were able to again outperform in the third quarter, aided by the significant repositioning we had done in portfolios amidst the sell-off in March. However, we are wary of the risks to the market rally, including elevated valuation multiples...

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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

The pandemic has delivered a global growth shock, but in doing so, it has accelerated the timeline for several mega trends that we have been actively investing in, such as productivity enhancement (robotics, automation, and software), e-commerce, electronic payments, and health care.

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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

Up until almost every government announced “Big Bazooka” strategies to address the abrupt slowdown a quality-oriented portfolio outperformed. The stock market regime is likely to shift in the near term as massive government stimulus designed to prevent bankruptcy will do exactly that. Therefore, small businesses and poor-quality companies with dangerously high levels of debt will be bailed out.

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International and Global Markets Commentary & Investment Outlook

Progress on the trade front lifted the markets in Q4 but now comes the hard part.

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International and Global Markets Commentary and Investment Outlook

Valuation multiples have been stretched to the point that stocks have failed to go meaningfully higher even as interest rates have come down. This means that there will need to be a recovery in leading fundamental indicators, and not just rate cuts, before equity markets can rebound sustainably.

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Q2 2019 Commentary and Investment Outlook

Trade tensions continue to plague confidence about the trajectory of economic growth. Trade tension-induced cost pressures, disrupted supply chains, capital tied up in excess inventories, and the uncertainty which impedes business investment plans continue to be headwinds.

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International and Global Markets Commentary and Investment Outlook

Global markets enjoyed a strong start to the year, marking a steep reversal from the downdraft that maligned the fourth quarter. Weak or decelerating growth in virtually every major economy, coupled with lingering overhangs from international trade frictions, have compelled the major central banks to adopt stimulative policies for the foreseeable future.

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International and Global Markets Commentary and Investment Outlook

Business uncertainty resulting from trade frictions will continue to put downward pressure on economic growth. As a result, investor confidence may remain fragile (recent price declines appear to reflect this). Concerns are unlikely to dissipate soon, but we contend that international growth stocks represent a good investment opportunity.

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International and Global Market Commentary Q3 2018

While President Trump often cites the massive trade deficit with China, the real issue in U.S.-China trade relations is not the headline number but the government policies that distort competition, including subsidizing state-owned enterprises, requiring technology transfers, constricting market access in certain industries, and even manipulating the yuan.

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International and Global Market Commentary

Actions by the U.S. will play an outsized role in the course of global growth. Today we are in the nascent stages of a trade war, with the Trump administration antagonizing important trading partners on three fronts: China, the E.U., and North America.

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Is The Best Yet To Come For Equity Investors?

In the current long bull market, many investors are wondering if the stock market can continue its steady rise. Are the markets and global economy “as good as it gets,” or is “the best yet to come” for equity investors? Chautauqua Capital Management explores this question in its recent market update and global outlook.

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Global Market Outlook & Market Update- As Good as It Gets

At the height of this eight-year bull market, we are trying to reconcile the notion that the markets and the global economy may be “as good as it gets” with the potential that as a result of technological change and increased market volatility, “the best may be yet to come.”

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Navigating Risks and Opportunities in the Global Market

Uncertainty abounds in the global marketplace – what are the risks and opportunities, and what is an investor to do in today’s markets? Chautauqua Capital Management discusses how to invest in the current environment.