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Q4 2022 3D Report: We won’t get fooled again

Periods of mean reversion have always been a positive for the Global Allocation space. Read more about why we believe one such period is arriving and the opportunities we see in the global financial markets.

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February 6, 2023 | 17 minute read

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss”
—The Who

Stories abound. I am struck by the consistency of the consensus in both narrative and positioning.

60/40 is dead…
Inflation is here to say…
Earnings are collapsing…
Europe will disband…
China is over…
Cash is a position…

We think the market will bottom in the first half of 2023, making lower lows—much lower lows, which will be bought for a big Fed pivot rally. Our quantitative work and fundamental behavioral observations suggest consensus is likely wrong in both timing and outcomes.

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Andrew Korz, CFA

Executive Director, Investment Research

Brian Cho, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Research, FS Chiron Funds

Ryan Caldwell

Managing Director, FS Investments

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