T. Rowe Price (TROW) expects global markets to be positive in 2018, in both emerging and developed economies. Economies’ movement towards digitization and innovation is expected to help businesses.
In 2018, T. Rowe Price expects global equity markets to be supported by improving business models, technological developments, and shifting consumer preferences. Technology giants’ valuation is increasing due to expected growth.
Bond markets and stock selection
According to T. Rowe Price, in most sectors and regions, it could be difficult to select financial assets in 2018 as their prices may increase. Selection should be done after careful analysis of the factors that could impact security.
Whereas T. Rowe Price has a last-12-month net income margin of 32.1%, peers (XLF) Financial Engines (FNGN), BlackRock (BLK), and Franklin Resources (BEN) have margins of 11.3%, 30.3%, and 27.7%, respectively.