Volatility spikes, but earnings steam ahead

Although the market pullback of recent days may feel severe, it is not out of the ordinary for intrayear market declines. The largest peak-to-trough decline in 2017 was only 3%—an unusually mild drawdown that was well below the long-term average intrayear market decline of roughly 10%. With a 2018 outlook for double-digit earnings growth driven by rising corporate revenues rather than expense cuts and share buybacks, attractive investment opportunities may not be hard to find in the near term.

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Source: John Hancock Investments
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