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After greater than a decade of staring enviously on the tech-fuelled US inventory market, European equities are lastly staging a comeback. Goldman Sachs thinks this may occasionally simply be the beginning.

In spite of everything, the dimensions of the underperformance since 2007 is mind-boggling. Here’s a GS chart displaying the overall returns of Europe’s Stoxx 600 relative to the S&P 500.

That’s from the newest report by Peter Oppenheimer, Goldman’s chief world fairness strategist, the place he argues that “Europe’s outperformance has additional to go” (so long as the US inventory market doesn’t actually crap out, through which case everybody goes to really feel it). Right here’s the synopsis:

— Current months characterize one of many few instances because the Nice Monetary Disaster that European fairness markets have been outperforming the US in each native and US$ phrases.

— This has been led by a mix of extra engaging valuations and improved relative fundamentals, together with a shift in the direction of Worth.

— Historical past reveals that when the US fairness market has a significant correction there is no such thing as a secure place to cover inside equities. Whereas, in environments of a comparatively flat US fairness market, European equities can outperform.

— In US$ phrases there have been three main durations of European fairness outperformance because the Eighties. The typical period was 3.5 years with a median outperformance of 53% in native foreign money phrases (27% annualized).

You possibly can learn Oppenheimer’s full report right here.

Clearly, some folks have predicting that European equities will start to outperform US shares yearly for nearly a decade, however there does appear to be a shift in sentiment in the direction of the continent.

Whereas US fairness funds have seen outflows of $15bn already this yr, based on EPFR, European fairness funds have loved inflows of $3bn. Hey Euroboom!



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