After a lower-than-expected July inflation print led many investors to rejoice at the prospect of inflation having peaked, the recent August print showed that consumer prices continued to rise year over year – albeit more slowly than prior months.
Portfolio manager Michael Fredericks reflects on markets and investing to generate income while managing risk over the last decade.
The switch on the U.S. economy is readying to come fully “on,” more than a year after the global pandemic forced abrupt closures around the world and across industries.
Markets have massively recovered from panic-driven lows last spring, and investors are now rightly contemplating if we have come too far too fast.
Read the latest model portfolio market insights to see where BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Income team see potential risks and opportunities across the landscape.
Recent volatility and high valuations underscore the need to be selective, but risk premiums still justify a moderately pro-risk stance, in our view.
In times of higher volatility, a multi-asset strategy can offer more consistent income, diversification and upside potential relative to bonds.
With much of the easy money already made, there’s no better time to think outside the box.
Markets are facing choppier waters, but the backdrop for risk assets remains positive.
Markets may press even higher this year, but some areas may fall behind.