Economic and Investment Overview: First Quarter 2014


Altantic Trust Private Wealth Management highlights the following in their Economic and Investment Overview for the first quarter of 2014:

  • Economy: Stronger global growth in 2014
    • U.S. – less fiscal drag, more jobs. 3% growth achievable.
    • Europe – slow recovery, deflation risks remain.
    • Japan – “Abenomics” experiment working so far.
    • Emerging economies – wild card in the global growth story. Slower growth, more inflation in many countries.
  • Equities: Bull market, but more challenging in 2014
  • Policy: Fed looks to normalization
  • Fixed income: Difficult environment continues
  • Alternatives: A mixed bag

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