Eric Clark, Portfolio Manager

Eric serves as a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee at Accuvest Global Advisors, sub-advisor to a consumer-oriented strategy at Rational Funds. As a member of the Investment Committee, his responsibilities include research, investment analysis, technical analysis, macroeconomic commentary, and portfolio strategy & implementation. Eric is a frequent writer about the power of the consumer spending theme and global consumption trends. He is a brand consultant and leads the Alpha Brands Consumer Spending Index committee. He holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses.

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The Consumer and Consumer Spending Continues to be Stable & Positive

Very Important thesis: If equities generate roughly 8-10% a year over time, leading brands serving the dominant driver of the economy, in theory, should compound at 13%+ over time. We have significant proof on this topic below. For a variety of reasons, the last few years has been difficult for the average stock. Betting against consumption-focused stocks after a below-average 3 years has been a poor investment decision. History is very clear on this topic.

Consumer Stocks: The Mean Reversion Opportunity

In theory, a group of leading companies serving a very large and growing market should also be a solid investment opportunity. Testing this theory using a look-back of the actual performance of a basket of leading Consumer Discretionary brands offers some proof to this thesis.

Consensus Views for 2024: Where are the Opportunities?

Investors are still neutral on opportunities for risk taking in 2024.

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