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War in Europe is sparking rapid change with repercussions around the globe. Investors have questions about how to respond and whether things will ever return to the way they were.
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We believe the odds of a recession in Europe are above average, but still below 50%. We will be watching developments and data closely to see how the economic outlook evolves.
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Global leaders backed a new round of sanctions on Russia, but it is unclear at this time if these additional measures will be successful at avoiding an energy shock.
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The human toll is immense, but financial market reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been muted so far. Here's what we expect to see in coming days and weeks.
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We believe that diversified investors don’t need to take action to protect their portfolios from events in Ukraine, which are unlikely to affect broader market and economic trends.
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A large home bias, even with international sales exposure, may not diversify investors across sectors, endangering financial goals when new economic cycles shift long term trends.
Growing tensions with Russia and China have the U.S. and EU considering tough responses. But how will the markets and the economy react to these geopolitical showdowns?
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The human costs of military action are unmeasurable. Yet, the stock market reaction to an incursion or invasion of Ukraine may echo those of the past with little measurable impact for diversified investors.
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Global benchmark yields are moving higher along with economic sentiment. We expect yields to remain positively correlated to market returns, favoring cyclical and value stocks.
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Despite the strong year for stocks in 2021, markets have confidently priced in some negative trends gathering more momentum in 2022 which may help markets, should trends reverse.

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