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Capital Market Outlook

November 16, 2020

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November 16, 2020

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Macro Strategy — Vaccine Sparks Massive Rotation - It’s historically typical for cyclical, Value and small-cap stocks to perform well during the early stage of an economic expansion when profits tend to have shown the most improvement.

  • Global Market View — November’s Surprise: The Election, The Vaccine and The Markets - We continue to view the wider backdrop for equity risk appetite as positive overall, but expect the market effect from this month’s election results and vaccine developments announcement to vary across individual regions and sectors.

  • Thought of the Week — Global Investment Trends During the Pandemic - U.S. companies have increasingly favored domestic projects over expansions abroad.

 

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Important Disclosures

 

All data, projections and opinions are as of the date of the report and subject to change.

 

The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America") and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S" or “Merrill"), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.​

 

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