JOHCM UK Equity Income: Mind the Gap 3

Coronavirus, oil, Fund dividend and value vs. growth redux - an update from James Lowen and Clive Beagles.

  • James Lowen
  • Clive Beagles
19 Mar 2020
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  • We are not complacent about the short-term economic impact of the pandemic, but we believe the effects will be finite – assuming a peak in new cases in April, recent and future stimulatory policy moves should bring about a v-shaped recovery in H2 2020.
  • We strongly believe that the valuations in the stocks and sectors that make up the majority of the Fund provide ample downside protection, even if our economic assumptions prove to be too optimistic.
  • In periods of extreme economic stress when earnings forecasts cannot be relied upon, price-to-book values are the most useful valuation measure – the Fund’s  price-to-book currently stands at under one for only the second time in its 15-year  history.


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