The outlook for the Global Market Index’s risk premium ticked higher for a third month in a row in November. The adjustment, due to evolving market conditions, lifted GMI’s expected long-term return to an annualized 4.9% (before factoring in a “risk-free” rate). The new estimate is fractionally above last month’s forecast (4.8%) and modestly higher vs. the year-ago estimate (4.6%). GMI is an unmanaged, market-value-weighted portfolio that holds all the major asset classes (except cash).
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