The US economy is proving to be more resilient than those of other countries, partly due to its self-reliance on oil and gas. True, there are other inflationary pressures outside of energy that will be difficult to absorb, and interest rates are rising faster than in other regions. This may result in a downturn, or indeed recession—but the economy is still more stable than other developed countries.
This relative stability gives US equities appeal in an increasingly uncertain world. They may trade at a valuation premium to other regions, Europe in particular, but the high rating mostly derives from a narrow group of the largest S&P 500 Index constituents.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. • Small- and mid-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
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