Global Inflation

Global Inflation Interesting chart showing that inflation is largely a global phenomenon. Picture Source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Gold vs. S&P 500 and Inflation

Gold vs. S&P 500 and Inflation Gold is considered to be a hedge against inflation and tends to outperform equities in environments when inflation gets above trend. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Inflation and Capacity Utilization

Inflation and Capacity Utilization This chart suggests that inflation will not be a problem for many years, as economists watch capacity utilization indicators for signs of inflation pressures. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Inflation Assets vs. Deflation Assets

Inflation Assets vs. Deflation Assets The leadership remains deflationary, and the laggards remain 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

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

Global FX Volatility

Global FX Volatility In the current environment of low inflation and low interest rates, volatility in foreign exchange markets hits record low. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Core Inflation and Average Trailing S&P 500 P/E Ratio

Core Inflation and Average Trailing S&P 500 P/E Ratio In periods of low inflation, the P/E ratio is higher. Conversely, high inflation tends to depress the P/E ratio. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research