U.S. Demographics – Portfolio Allocation to Equities

U.S. Demographics – Portfolio Allocation to Equities Chart suggesting that the average U.S. investor will move from holding 59% in equities to 56% by 2031, due to aging. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Allocation of U.S. Household Financial Assets

Allocation of U.S. Household Financial Assets According to Goldman Sachs, U.S. households are expected to buy $30 billion in U.S. stocks in 2020. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Allocation to Cash and Recession Probability

Allocation to Cash and Recession Probability This chart shows the correlation between allocation to cash and the NY Fed 12-month ahead recession probability indicator. Image: Barclays Research

Equity Volatility vs. Equity Allocation

Equity Volatility vs. Equity Allocation As equity volatility rises (inverted on the chart), equity allocations come down. You may alos like “The Yield Curve Leads VIX (Volatility) by Three Years.” Picture Source: Deutsche Bank

Investor Allocation by Region in the U.S.

Investor Allocation by Region in the U.S. This chart is a good example of investment bias and shows the likelihood of owning stocks in an industry vs. national average. Picture Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Mutual Fund Flows – Asset Allocation Funds since 2000

Mutual Fund Flows – Asset Allocation Funds since 2000 Dynamic/flexible and balanced funds saw significant outflows since 2018. It is obvious that many investors don’t have a long-term view. Image: Topdown Charts

S&P 500 Around Predictable U.S. Presidential Elections

S&P 500 Around Predictable U.S. Presidential Elections History suggests that predictable elections are a non-event for the U.S. stock market. Deutsche Bank is bullish. The official S&P 500 2020 estimate is 3,250. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation