Good economic growth outlook – stock price volatility still rising

7 March 2018

The outlook for global economic growth remains good. In fact, global GDP growth, moving in sync, is expected to rise to +3.7% this year, which is the best rate since 2010. The positive development in world trade and companies’ good earnings performance are maintaining growth expectations. The latest comments on US import duties escalated the rhetoric of its trading partners this year. The earnings season for companies has been exceptionally good in the US. Earnings growth forecasts have been raised significantly for this year.