BlackRock: Global Investment Outlook – Q4 2018

Posted on October 29, 2018

New market commentary from BlackRock covers investing themes for 2018. Continued, steady global expansion and above-trend U.S. growth are expected, but the range of potential economic outcomes is widening. Stimulus-fueled surprises and productivity gains could boost growth and risk assets, whereas escalating trade disputes and rising price pressures could create downside risks. Gradual increases in U.S. rates are tightening financial conditions globally, and have contributed to bouts of volatility and sharply depreciating EM currencies, which argues for a greater focus on making portfolios more resilient to downside shocks.

BlackRock: Global Investment Outlook – Q4 2018