What should investors do to prepare for 2019? Curb their enthusiasm, for one. With threats ranging from increasing debt to tightening fiscal policy, McLennan believes investors should be "realistic" rather than "too optimistic" about the coming year. That said, volatility can be an opportunity to buy solid stocks at reduced prices, he notes. McLennan looks for companies that have "resilience" across their business, from corporate culture to balance sheets. Read on for his picks.
"We go wherever we can find what we believe are good businesses with a "margin of safety" and price. And the U.S. does not have a monopoly on great businesses.
Market participants are on edge as investors weigh global trade disputes, political insurgency in Europe, of course, and diverging global central bank policy.
The short term zigs and zags don't worry us as much. What worries us a little bit more is when we stand back and look at the market environment today, a lot of things have gone right.
Valuation drives everything, according to Sean Slein and Kimball Brooker, portfolio managers of the First Eagle Global Income Builder Fund. Investing with a perceived “margin of safety” in equities and fixed income, the fund aims to provide both current and future income.
First Eagle High Yield Fund named one of the top bond funds in IBD’s 2018 Best Mutual Fund Awards. Read the full article to learn more.
Watch Matt McLennan alongside Evercore ISI's Ed Hyman as they discuss what has changed in financial markets over the last year and what that means for the U.S. economy and markets.