Growth stocks enjoying best year-to-date outperformance since 1979 – but value can soon bounce back, Bank of America says
October 4, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- Stocks just closed out their best third-quarter performance in a decade, but Bank of America expects growth stocks to soon take a back seat to value names.
- The Russell 1000 Growth Index opened a 36 percentage-point lead over its value-focused peer on Thursday. That’s the biggest outperformance for growth stocks in data going back to 1979, Bank of America said in a note to clients.
- Still, investors’ heavy concentration in growth sets value up for a bounce-back. The bank recommended high-quality value stocks to ride out election-season volatility and the US economic recovery.
- Positioning, valuation dispersion, and “an expected recovery in the profits cycle” point to a near-term rally for value, the team of strategists led by Savita Subramanian added.
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The stock market is hot off of its best third-quarter performance in a decade, and growth names are set