First Eagle Fund of America Quarterly Commentary
Looking forward, there are, as always, plenty of risks about which to be concerned. Many of the Fund’s stocks have suffered from a view that margins have reached a secular peak and that earnings will fall. The combination of this “as good as it gets” perception with fears about global GDP growth, the impact of trade disputes, rising US interest rates, and a strong dollar has resulted in reduced multiples across the Fund.
The commentary represents the opinion of the Fund of America team as of the date noted and is subject to change based on market and other conditions
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