U.S. equities are outperforming on a global scale… but can they continue?

YTD Performance by Region

Despite all of the talk about trade issues and other political topics, U.S. equities continue to lead the way.

When compared to emerging markets and the EAFE markets of Europe, Australasia and the Far East, U.S. markets are significantly outperforming.

EAFE vs US Growth Comparison

But can this trend continue?

While no one can predict the future, there are some indicators that point to continued strength for this trend. A look at U.S. corporate earnings versus EAFE underscores that there is some strength here that should continue to power the U.S. markets in the foreseeable future.