“S&P 500 gains have become increasingly concentrated in a handful of tech stocks, surpassing levels seen in the 2000s tech boom,” BlackRock Investment Institute’s team wrote in a mid-year outlook note.
“We think this unusual equity market shows a mega force like AI can be a big driver of returns even when the macro environment is not your friend,” it said.
The institute has an over-weight allocation for AI-related shares in developed markets.
“We think the current pricing of future euro area inflation above future U.S. inflation is unlikely to pan out given more aggressive European Central Bank rate hikes,” the institute said, while downgrading the inflation-linked bonds of euro area.
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