Quarterly Outlook: what do we expect in the markets in the coming months? | June 2023

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Our basic belief remains that the era of low interest rates and 2% inflation is to be forgotten. In particular, in the U.S. case, it is possible that inflation will settle in the range of 4 to 5%, as moreover shown by the PCE index - that is, inflation net of energy and food costs. In this scenario, we will have to see if the FED will continue in further monetary tightening triggering a recession or stop in raising rates to contain the cost of debt, accepting higher inflation.


At this stage of financial repression, where inflation reduces the real value of debt as well as the debt-to-GDP ratio (as long as nominal GDP growth is greater than the cost of debt), we think inflation will remain a structural economic element for years to come. The expectation of a rate cut, in our view, is not justified, even though the market always seems to expect a return to the 2009-2021 situation of price stability, rates approaching the downturn, and moderate growth.


In fact, from our point of view, it is enough to look at some inflationary factors that are not consistent with the performance recorded by the U.S. stock markets: the U.S. unemployment rate at historic lows, real wages still stationary and susceptible to calls for increases, and government spending growing strongly. Should this scenario prove to be more resilient than expected, we would have consequences for stock markets and bond prices.


On the other hand, earnings expectations still appear to be robust while the level of corporate spreads appears to be below historical highs. For risky assets, we think it is appropriate to continue to focus on those sectors where the element of structural supply scarcity is predominant (energy companies, commodities used in the energy transition) and on long-term trends such as those related to semiconductors and industrial transformation in Europe. In general, we think there will be a return focus on value stocks over growth stocks, and real assets (primarily commodities), because able to protect against inflation.


On the bond front, government bonds still provide negative real yields, with some exceptions such as in the US. Here we are likely to see both the effects of monetary policies and Quantitative Tigthening and especially to finance an already overflowing government deficit (6% of GDP) that is expected to rise further as a result of the U.S. administration's planned investments that are supposed to take government debt from the current 31 trillion to 35 over the next few years.

In fixed income, we therefore prefer credit risk to interest rate risk, and particularly the quality corporate segment in sectors with growth potential, such as energy (especially hybrid issues) and in some industrial sectors with good cash flow generation, or in financials.


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