Our current view is the lift-off will be December or later. Assuming inflation will pick up and the Fed hikes the rate by the end of 2015, stocks will perform relatively well, with international stocks a better bet than U.S. stocks.
Don’t think we’ve seen a cyclical top, because that would mean everything essentially topped at the same time. Breadth has yet to peak in this cycle and that is one reason we expect the market to move higher over the near term.
During the past several years, it has become fashionable to believe that bond investors are more sophisticated than stock investors. Personally we don’t buy that bond investors have any edge in intelligence or diligence.