August 2022 Factor Performance Analysis

Investor optimism halted by hawkish Fed comments. Value reverts to lead.

Fed comments from the Jackson Hole summit led to a sudden shift, with investors bracing for further macro and market volatility. Style leadership reversed in August as Value stocks outperformed Growth amid higher interest rates, low consumer sentiment and the prospect of a recession.

Our latest report uses Style Analytics data to examine factor performance from August across four geographic regions: the US, Europe, Emerging Markets and Australia. Gain insights across seven different factors and 23 sub-factors to uncover:

  • Which sectors outperformed in the U.S. Equities market
  • How earnings- and sales- growth stability impacted European results
  • Where supply chain strains are affecting Emerging Markets
  • How to assess the mixed signals coming out of Australia

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About the Author:

Stephen Reid
Client Success Manager
Investment Metrics, a Confluence company

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