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Equity Market Pulse: Q1 2015

Driven by proprietary data and analytics from S&P Capital IQ™, Equity Market Pulse provides professional investors with insights into global equity market fundamentals and performance at a glance. Spanning developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, it provides perspective on fundamentals, valuations and investment strategy effectiveness.

Highlights of the latest issue include:

  • We introduce new bottom-up views of global earnings and sales growth by region, based on CIQ consensus estimate data. Bottom-up estimates are showing an anticipated lift in earnings growth rates globally in 2015.
  • Japan is showing particular improvement in growth, along with modest valuations and a favorable risk/return profile.
  • Europe appears inexpensive relative to other regions on a free cash flow to price basis, and is also seeing favorable recent EPS revisions.
  • Canada shows an alarming combination of a 2.0 PEG ratio amid a steep projected EPS decline for 2015.
  • Our investment strategy analysis shows a continued investor focus on fundamentals, with analyst EPS revisions and return on equity outperforming over the past 12 months, and volatility and small market cap strategies underperforming.

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