Daily Archives: May 2, 2019 at 06:37 am EDT

Risk Premia Forecasts: Major Asset Classes | 2 May 2019

The projected risk premium for the Global Market Index (GMI) edged up again in April, reaching an expected annualized 4.8% return. The estimate reflects a slightly higher forecast compared with the 4.7% projection in last month’s update. Today’s revision for GMI — an unmanaged market-value-weighted portfolio that holds all the major asset classes (except cash) — represents the ex ante premium over the projected “risk-free” rate for the long term.
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Macro Briefing: 2 May 2019

Barr defies Congress with decision to skip 2nd day of testimony: Reuters
Iranian oil sanctions may put US and Saudi Arabia on collision course: WSJ
Fed leaves rates unchanged, expects no hikes this year: CBS
Eurozone Mfg PMI: sector contracts for third month in April: IHS Markit
US ISM Mfg Index fell to 2-year low in April, signaling slow growth: IBD
US Mfg PMI ticked higher in April: IHS Markit
Consutruction spending in US unexpectedly fell in March: Reuters
US private-sector payrolls rebounded sharply in April: ADP