European Equities Poised for "Another Solid Year"

A favourable economic environment and improving corporate fundamentals could allow European stocks to play further catch-up with US equities, says Templeton's Dylan Ball

Franklin Templeton Investments 3 January, 2018 | 8:57AM

Morningstar's "Perspectives" series features investment insights from third-party contributors. Here, Dylan Ball of Templeton Global Equity Group gives his forecast for European equities in 2018.

Europe looks to have turned the corner. For the first time since the 2007–2009 global financial crisis, the European economy appears strong enough to stand on its own, no longer in need of massive central bank support. And with corporate profits still well below their previous peaks and valuations as of November 2017 looking fair given the more promising economic environment, European equities look to us to be potentially poised for another solid year in 2018.

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Franklin Templeton Investments  is one of the world's largest asset management groups, offering UK investors a range of over 80 funds across different market sectors.

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