Given these positive trends, we cast a wide net for investment opportunities in global equities. While we think that the U.S. equity market is a bit expensive, we are finding opportunities in certain sectors, such as consumer discretionary and health care. Moreover, we see attractive relative values in developed Europe and Japan, while we find emerging markets relatively unattractive from a valuation and risk standpoint at this time.

Though we may experience equity market volatility and a short-term equity market decline, corporate revenues and earnings should move higher with economic growth. Within this positive context, we are picking our spots where we find good relative value opportunities and attractive risk-reward tradeoffs.

THE CASH INDICATOR

The Cash Indicator (CI) has declined based on the confidence reflected in both the equity and credit markets. Though we expect market volatility to increase, at these levels the CI confirms our fundamental view that market declines are likely buying opportunities.

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This article was written by Gary Stringer, CIO, Kim Escue, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Chad Keller, COO and CCO at Stringer Asset Management, a participant in the ETF Strategist Channel.

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