Fund Managers Revolt: Cut Allocation To “Record Overvalued” US Stocks To Lowest Since 2008

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Apr 18, 2017

Forget the “great rotation” from bonds into stocks – and certainly today when the 10Y dropped as low as 2.175% – a far greater rotation taking place currently is out of the US and into European equities, according to the latest monthly Fund Manager Survey released today by Bank of America.

In it chief strategist Michael Hartnett finds that investor love for Eurozone stocks surges despite imminent French election, making the Eurozone the most favoured FMS global region. As a result, the April rotation to Eurozone stocks from US is the 5th largest since 1999. According to Hartnett, while a Le Pen win means Eurostoxx down 5-10% based on investor polling, fear of EU disintegration “tail risk” dropped sharply in past 2 months.

Meanwhile allocation to US equities has slumped to the lowest levels since Jan 2008: among the catalysts for scramble from US are valuation, as “83% of investors say US stocks overvalued, highest on record”, and jump in risk of delayed US tax reform.

It was not just Europe however: BofA also finds that investors aggressively bought EM stocks (allocations at 5-year highs), and they sold US, and energy & materials sectors; relative to history…

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