2017 Outlook: Investors, Brace for “Arrival”

Learn how to protect your portfolio against the unknown

What does 2017 have in store for investors? The uncertainty in the global political environment has increased volatility as markets react to the constant stream of new developments on the world stage.

How can investors prepare for the unknown future ahead?

Over the next 12 to 18 months, we see:

  • Elevated levels of volatility
  • Returns in non-U.S. developed equity markets that are comparable to U.S. equity, but without the modest premium we would normally expect
  • Long-term potential for productivity gains in emerging markets creating opportunity for investors in the future
  • Disappointing near-term results for U.S. and global core bonds relative to our longer-term expectations
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