Weekly Macro Themes - 25 May 2018

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  • This week we take a close look at the PE10 valuation ratio and how it can predict future returns.  We also examine the idea of earnings rollout.
  • In addition to that we take a look at some of the trends in long term corporate earnings growth expectations.

Here's a brief preview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report.

1. Growth Wobbles: First topic looks at some of the growth wobbles starting to appear - see what charts and indicators we're watching and why.

2. Long Term Growth Estimates: Median long term growth estimates across global equities have fallen in recent months, but the story is not universal across countries.

3. Global Risk Breadth: We introduce the new global risk breadth indicator - an innovative approach to gauging the global risk pricing landscape - and what it's telling us right now.

4. PE10 Rollout: In this topic we examine how the GFC impacted on the PE10 valuation ratio, and how these distortions will play out in the next couple of years.

***This topic was featured in the Weekly Best Idea report

5. PE10 and 10: Taking a further look at the PE10, we examine the rule of thumb for estimating future expected long run returns, and apply this across countries and regions.

***This topic was also featured in the Weekly Best Idea report


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