Q4 2018 Look Ahead
With the first full week of trading for Q4 2018 underway, we’d like to take this opportunity to present you with our Q4 2018 Look Ahead.
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Below we’ve highlighted three key themes from our Q4 2018 Look Ahead:
The year is projected to finish with strong earnings growth: Keep in mind that growth expectations for 2019 estimate half as much growth as 2018, but cash on the sidelines in Technology may help to push earnings growth higher than expectations.
Political outcomes: The House and Senate are leaning toward split control; however, average annual stock market returns remain positive dating back to 1929.
Leverage is taking over: Net debt to EBITDA ratios around the globe are eclipsing peak levels; at the same time, the lending environment is likely fueling growth by loosening covenants and lending standards.
While there may be clouds beginning to form throughout credit markets, valuations and earnings growth remain supportive of equity markets. It’s important for investors to look beyond the political noise and focus on the main drivers of growth going forward.
Tim Phillips, CEO, Phillips & Company
Robert Dinelli, Investment Analyst, Phillips & Company