The constantly changing market always presents opportunities to make a profit. The key is to always be prepared for the coming changes and get in early.
The S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:SPY) – often used as a measure of the overall market – is trading at the highest multiples it has seen in over a decade. At roughly 17 times forward earnings, value investors are having a more difficult time than ever looking for names in which to invest. With that in mind, I have laid out what sectors are “must-avoids” as they are the most expensive as well as a few sectors that look like they could be the beneficiary of a value-oriented comeback in the market.
As I laid out in significantly more detail in one of my latest articles, Value Is About To Make A Comeback In A Big Way, I anticipate that value stocks are about to outperform growth stocks over the next five years for the following reasons:
Value has lagged growth since mid-2010, with the gap widening especially over the past year.
Value has been shown to outperform over longer periods of time.
Fearful investors will flee expensive growth stocks in anticipation of a market correction.
Most importantly of all, however, growth will significantly underperform value in a rising-rate environment.
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