Deflation Assets vs. Inflation Assets

Deflation Assets vs. Inflation Assets The leadership is still deflationary, and the laggards are inflationary. Deflation Assets: government bonds, U.S. investment grade, S&P 500, U.S. consumer discretionary, growth and US high yield.Inflation Assets: TIPS, EAFE, U.S. banks, value and cash. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet: Assets and Liabilities

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet: Assets and Liabilities This chart shows the total assets and liabilities of the Federal Reserve. According to the NY Fed, the Fed’s balance sheet could be between $3.8 trillion and $4.7 trillion by 2025. Image: BofA Global Research

Asset Class and Sharpe Ratio Since 1990

Asset Class and Sharpe Ratio Since 1990 The sharpe ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted return. This year, major asset classes have a positive and high sharpe ratio. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC Click the Image to Enlarge

U.S. Corporate Profits vs. Assets

U.S. Corporate Profits vs. Assets U.S. corporate profits are near 20-year lows relative to fixed assets. The alternative to a recovery in corporate profits is the increasing risk of recession. Image: BofA Global Research