The outperformance of growth stocks over value stocks has reached record levels, as has the valuation gap. The environment for growth stocks has been ideal: interest rates have plummeted, and US technology companies have become increasingly dominant in the United States and abroad. However, we believe this ideal environment is unlikely to last. Inflation -- which has been dormant for years -- may rise as a result of stimulus measures. Historically, value has outperformed growth during inflationary periods.
Marco PIRONDINI, Alec MURRAY