S&P Equity Research Announces Q1 2011 Webinar: '2011 Investment Outlook: Does Higher Equal Lower?'

S&P's senior equity strategists will give their outlooks for global economies and equity markets, as well as their recommendations about how to position your portfolio for the year ahead. This webinar will be held on March 30, 2011 @ 11:00 am EDT.

Mar 10, 2011, 10:19 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Will higher commodity prices, interest rates and geo-political tensions translate into lower stock prices in 2011?  Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services' leading investment strategists will answer this question and others listed below in this Equity Research webinar.  

  • Will 2011 be a year to "sell in May, then go away"?
  • To what degree will rising inflation weigh on this bull market?
  • What are the Capital IQ consensus earnings expectations for the first quarter of 2011?  
  • Will there be another market top in the spring?
  • Where should investors focus during periods of a weakening currency?
  • How will European and emerging market equity performance compare to U.S. performance?  
  • Is there a compelling case for investors to rotate into "high-quality" (stocks with S&P Quality Rankings of A- or higher) dividend-paying stocks?
  • In what economic sectors can the most emerging high-quality stocks (i.e., those likely to move out of the "low-quality" universe (S&P Quality rankings of B or lower) and into high quality) be found?


Hosted by Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist for Standard & Poor's Equity Research, this webinar will offer listeners actionable investment intelligence based on Standard & Poor's insights.  

Questions will be taken from webinar participants after a brief presentation by each panelist.


Standard & Poor's strategists and analysts participating in the teleconference:

  • Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

  • Alec Young, International Equity Strategist, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

  • Mark Arbeter, Chief Technical Strategist, Standard & Poor's Equity Research

  • Richard Tortoriello, Equity Analyst, Standard & Poor's Equity Research


Investors, advisors and financial media can gain access to the financial market intelligence of Standard & Poor's, one of the world's largest producers of independent equity research.  Standard & Poor's Equity Research delivers these insights every day through products, such as The Outlook and MarketScope Advisor. These offerings draw from Standard & Poor's Equity Research's data, knowledge and research from its analysts, proprietary STARS coverage and Stock Reports.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, for 90 minutes.  

Event Details:

Click Here to register for the event. One hour of CFP continuing education credit is available for this event. (If you experience any difficulty while registering for this event, please contact Marc Eiger at 212-438-1280, or via e-mail to marc_eiger@standardandpoors.com

About Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services

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For more information contact:

Marc Eiger, Communications, Tel.: 212-438-1280


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