Slow Developed Stock Markets For the Next Four Years

by | Jan 19, 2021 | Archives

Today’s a big day with the Presidential inauguration.

A big question in everyone’s mind, as the event unfolds, should be “how will the stock market react to the new administration?”

Yesterday I sent Purposeful Investing Course subscribers the answer to this question in a 79 page Keppler Asset Management Quarterly Developed Market Report.

This is a huge amount of information based on studies of every developed stock market around the world.  I doubt there are few sources of information that contain so much market data at one time.

I also stressed several important points that helped subscribers understand the answer to this four year stock market question.

First point: Keppler’s Total Return Projections, made since 1994, have been very accurate.

The chart below shows the entire real-time forecasting history for the KAM Equally Weighted World Index, starting at the end of 1993.


This last quarter the actual KAM Equally Weighted World Index is only 3.4% below the intrinsic value that Keppler forecast in December 2016.

Second Point: Keppler now projects a much lower return for all developed markets over the next three to five years.

This drop in projected results has little to do with politics, economies, world trade or any of that guesswork.

It’s all about the value!

Due to such a sharp rise in each major market last quarter, the projection for every national, index or strategy return projection is now down by several percentage points compared to the September 2020 projection quarter-end last year.  The markets shot up so fast they simply are not such good value now.

The current (December 31, 2020) projection is that the KAM Equally Weighted World Index will see a compound annual total return estimate of 2.6% in local currencies.  That projection is way down from the projection of 6.1% just three months ago.

The upper-band estimate implies a compound annual total return of 7.4% (down from 11.1% three months ago), while the lower-band estimate of  indicates a compound annual total return of minus 3.0% (down from positive 0.4% last quarter).

In other words global markets overheated, soared too high and we won’t see significant growth in the 3 to 5 years ahead.

Third point: The US market will see the worst results of all the major markets into 2024.

Keppler’s projections show negative 3-5 year total returns for the MSCI USA Index for the first time since 2000.


Fourth Point: The Top Value Markets will do best, Asia and Europe will be the best developed markets from now to 2024.

World growth will be stunted by the low US results.  Asia and Europe will catch up with the terrific results the US market enjoyed over the past 5 years.

The average developed market—as measured by the KAM Equally Weighted World Index—is now under-valued by 29% vs. the cap-weighted MSCI World Index, based on traditional valuation measures..

The Top Value Markets are now undervalued by 39% compared to the MSCI World (Standard) Index and are undervalued 51% compared to the MSCI USA Index.

This summary suggests that the next four years will see lower results in stock markets, especially the USA.

This fact is important to keep an eye on in case there is a significant correction.  If so this will be a good time to add to the Pifolio.


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