Captial Markets Outlook: 1Q:2017

3Q:2017

Capital Markets Outlook

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GO ACTIVE IN EQUITIES TO FIND WINNERS AND AVOID LOSERS

AN ACTIVE APPROACH IS CRITICAL IN UNCERTAIN MARKETS

To boost returns in today’s market, you’ve got to avoid the crowds and move beyond stocks that act like bonds. That requires extensive research and expert security selection.

Rated against 1,277 funds in the Large-Cap Growth category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 1,277 funds in the Large-Cap Growth category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 356 funds in the Mid-Cap Value category as of June 30, 2017*

CONSIDER CREDIT SELECTIVELY. DON’T ABANDON GLOBAL BONDS.

WITH BONDS, IT’S ALL ABOUT INCOME AND STABILITY

Consider a multi-sector approach that targets opportunities across fixed-income sectors and hedge the currency exposure in your global bond strategy to avoid low global yields.

Rated against 590 funds in the High-Yield Bond category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 856 funds in the Intermediate-Term Bond category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 298 funds in the World Bond category as of June 30, 2017*

MUNICIPALS SNAP BACK AND STILL HOLD POSSIBILITIES

ACTIVE MANAGEMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN TODAY'S MARKET

Despite talk of potential tax reform and concerns with rising US interest rates, opportunities abound for active managers.

Rated against 176 funds in the Muni National Short category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 263 funds in the Muni National Intermediate category as of June 30, 2017*

Rated against 145 funds in the High Yield Muni category as of June 30, 2017*


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