US companies reported stellar first-quarter profits this year. But some investors suspect that earnings growth has plateaued. Our research suggests that slowing earnings growth means nothing for stock prices.
Many investors are scrutinizing US earnings growth, given that stock valuations are somewhat elevated. Companies that can maintain a successful moat around their business in a changing environment are best positioned to deliver growth and returns.
With the S&P 500 Index touching new highs, where’s the US equity market heading? Our US portfolio managers addressed five big questions that are on investors’ minds about valuations, opportunities and risks in the market today.