U.S. Fund Flows (YTD Cumulative)

U.S. Fund Flows (YTD Cumulative) U.S. equity funds have seen inflows over the past few weeks, but there is still a lot of cash on the sideline. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Fund Flows – Equity, Bonds and Money Market Funds

Fund Flows – Equity, Bonds and Money Market Funds Investors frightened by the coronavirus pandemic, put a record amount of cash into money market funds. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Record Money Market Fund Inflows

Record Money Market Fund Inflows Money market funds get record inflow, as investors flood into the safety of cash. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

U.S. Fund Flows Cumulative Since 2018

U.S. Fund Flows Cumulative Since 2018 Fear of a recession has led to a record equity outflows and bond & cash inflows in recent years. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Fund Flows

U.S. Fund Flows Chart showing the large divergence between flows into equity funds and those into cash and bonds. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Money Market Fund Flows and Probability of Recession

Money Market Fund Flows and Probability of Recession Investors move to safe assets by raising their cash holdings, like 2007/2008. This chart suggests that the probability of a recession in the next 12 months is high. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Operating Margin

S&P 500 Operating Margin After the COVID-19 pandemic, the operating margins of companies in the S&P 500 have returned to a state of normalcy, leading to a positive trend of improved profitability and cash flows for these companies. Image: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

S&P 500 vs. Top 10

S&P 500 vs. Top 10 Investors can benefit from the currently wide valuation dispersion by focusing on low beta stocks that have stable cash flows and strong balance sheets. Image: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Cross-Asset Valuation for the U.S.

Cross-Asset Valuation for the U.S. On an absolute basis, equities look expensive by historical standards, but relative valuations appear attractive, as free cash flow yield and ERP look cheap. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Drawdowns

S&P 500 Drawdowns The coronavirus crisis starts as a cash flow crisis, and the current drawdown is not comparable with the dotcom or GFC drawdowns. Image: Nordea and Macrobond