End of Year Returns and Financial Outlook

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The past financial year saw a third year in a row of solid returns for diversified investors. While returns are likely to slow over the year ahead, they should still be reasonable as share valuations are okay, the global economy is continuing to grow and the uneven and constrained nature of that growth is keeping inflation low and monetary conditions easy.

Investment returns are likely to slow from the double-digit average of the last few years. And the September quarter is historically a rough one for shares with a likely Fed hike still ahead. But looking beyond near-term uncertainties, the mix of reasonable share valuations, continued albeit constrained global growth, easy monetary conditions and a lack of investor euphoria suggest returns are likely to remain reasonable.

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