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U.S. stocks at all-time high – Should you buy more?

U.S. stocks at all-time high - Should you buy more?
U.S. stocks at all-time high - Should you buy more?

U.S. stocks at all-time high – Should you buy more?

DATE
SATURDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2021
Title U.S. stocks at all-time high – Should you buy more?
Webinar Details U.S. economy is set to grow at the fastest pace in close to 40 years. New opportunities have emerged as U.S. sets to look past the pandemic for a new phase of growth through economy reopening, innovations in healthcare sector and Biden’s impending infrastructure and green energy plan.

Join us on Saturday, 11th September 2021 for a live conversation with Grant Bowers, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton where he shares opportunities for growth in United States.

Host Benjy Tan

Investment Advisor
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia

Speaker(s) Grant Bowers

Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager
Franklin Templeton

Registration Link https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/register/fwquhhbg
Post event Key Takeaways We hope you enjoyed the webinar session with Grant Bowers, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton last Saturday. The Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund performed exceptionally well since the launch, +340.2%* compared to +309.7%* in the S&P 500 index.

   
*Source: Morningstar: Fund performance in MYR NAV-to-NAV since launch on 21 May 2013 till 31 July 2021 with dividends reinvested. S&P 500 performance in USD.

   

Here are 3 key takeaways from the webinar for your reference.
1. Anticipate continued economic growth in the United States to be coupled with bouts of financial market volatility as investors reflect on the duration of higher inflation rates, fiscal stimulus and asset purchase tapering by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The strength of corporate earnings growth and the economy will affect the overall sentiment.

2. While the current economic backdrop appears robust, supported by healthy consumer spending and strong business balance sheets, Grant acknowledge that meaningful corrections can occur. Yet he believes any corrections provides attractive openings for investment in selective securities.

3. Continue to view the U.S. equities as an attractive place to invest. While company valuations are near the higher end of the historical range, fundamentals appear to be supportive. They believe high-quality businesses that have sustainable earnings and cash flow along with competitive positioning and pricing power should do well in the second half of the year.

   

Grant also shared his view on finding opportunities in companies that cater to the digital transformation of businesses including the benefits of automation in manufacturing and in agriculture (smart or precision farming). The areas of retail, health care, customer service, finance and public sector administration have also started to automate business processes, often giving a boost to productivity. In technology, Grant find the following themes compelling today including disruptive commerce, intelligent machines and exponential data.

   

Seize the opportunity to invest into U.S. equities by investing in the Franklin U.S. Opportunities Fund through SmartDirect today.

U.S. stocks at all-time high - Should you buy more?

Finding opportunities in companies that cater to the digital transformation of businesses.