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Vital Signs February 2015


At the start of January, I suggested that investors might want to delay making asset allocation decisions. U.S. equities looked like the place to be, but more recently this thesis has been challenged, as the S&P 500® Index significantly lags the German DAX and MSCI Emerging Markets Index. I expect the market’s focus will switch to the impact of the ECB’s 1.1 trillion euro QE program, which has strengthened the trends of elevated volatility, oil vulnerability, low bond yields, and a strong dollar/weak euro. I’ve identified six market indicators that could further influence these trends in February, which will be important for determining global risk asset allocations.

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