Bank of America Merrill Lynch is bullish on US growth in 2015.
From a note on Monday, here are the firm's 12 big calls for the rest of the year (all language sic):Higher growth, higher stocks, higher rates but no debilitating "bond shock." Bullish US$, bullish volatility, bullish stocks, bearish rates, opportunistic in EM & commodities. Fed will hike 0.25% in September. Ethan Harris predicts >3% SAAR US GDP growth in the second half. Gilles Moec sees 1.6% Euro-area GDP growth this year. Priya Misra predicts 2.35% for the 10-year US Treasury yield year-end. Ralf Preusser forecasts 0.75% for the 10-year German bund yield year-end. David Woo expects a stronger US dollar and targets parity versus the Euro. Hans Mikkelsen predicts a flat total return for HG corporate bonds this year. Michael Contopoulos forecasts a 2015 total return of 2.6% for HY. Francisco Blanch predicts flat oil prices, Brent at $61/bbl at year-end. Savita Subramanian targets 2200 for the S&P 500 index.
So there you have it.
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