Global Equity Strategist See Flows Returning to Europe

Citigroup’s global equity strategists see improvements in Europe’s economic outlook as a reason to be more optimistic on European stocks, but they are underweighting the U.S. market, which is now seen as too richly valued.

Citi strategists have upgraded Europe’s equity markets to neutral and the U.K. to overweight. Economists at the bank have upgraded their 2014 GDP growth forecasts to 0.6 percent for Europe and to 2.1 percent for the U.K.

“[Emerging markets] and UK appear the cheapest of regions across the world, trading at 11.8 times and 13.3 times trailing PE, respectively,” they said.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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