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2022 Midyear Market Outlook

Transitioning to a New Paradigm

2022 has brought the market to a challenging inflection point, delaying investors' hopes for a return to normal.

Discover how we're preparing for what's ahead.

Supplementary Insights

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China Equities – Are the Clouds Set to Clear? 

Embracing uncertainty and inefficiencies to focus on future drivers of growth.

Fujiyoshida, Japan Beautiful view of mountain Fuji and Chureito pagoda at sunset, japan in the spring with cherry blossoms

Japan Equities – In a More Uncertain Environment, Focus on Fundamentals

Maintaining perspective on long-term opportunities.

Key Themes 

Navigating Challenging Currents

COVID-19 left lingering economic scars, and investors also face inflation, conflict, and slowing growth.

Fundamentals Matter


Corporate earnings growth may be slowing, but promising investments may still be found by focusing on quality.

Flexible Fixed Income


Opportunities in fixed income are there for investors who can stay nimble and flexible. 

Managing Through Geopolitical Risks

Russia-Ukraine conflicts have broad implications, and investors should be aware of elevated geopolitical risks.

Tactical Allocation Views 

As of May 31, 2022

The tactical allocation views are prepared by the T. Rowe Price Multi-Asset Division and informed by a subjective assessment of the relative attractiveness of asset classes and subclasses over a 6- to 18-month horizon.

This material is not intended to be investment advice or a recommendation to take any particular investment action.

1 For paired decisions in style and market capitalization, positioning within each box shows position in the first-mentioned asset class relative to the second asset class.

The asset classes across the equity and fixed income markets shown are represented in our Multi-Asset portfolios. Certain style & market capitalization asset classes are represented as pairwise decisions as part of our tactical asset allocation framework.

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