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JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc
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JPMORGAN AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

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JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc aims to generate attractive long-term returns from the world’s largest stock market by focusing on high quality companies that are also reasonably priced.

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Why invest in JPMorgan American Investment Trust plc?

Garret Fish, Fund Manager of the JPMorgan American Investment Trust, discusses the opportunities and challenges of investing in the US market and why this trust continues to offer dynamic access to an ever-evolving market.

Some of the key themes discussed include:

  • What makes the US such a vibrant economy?
  • Why investors should think America first in a portfolio
  • How to get core US exposure to the best of the US
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Month in review

  • The trust outperformed its benchmark in October.
  • The Standard & Poor's Index (S&P 500®) ended October down -6.84%: a considerable decline after a relatively strong third quarter. Within the index, the consumer staples sector led, up 2.31%, followed by utilities, which gained 1.95%. The consumer discretionary and energy sectors were the greatest underperformers this month, falling -11.27% and -11.26% respectively.
  • Stock selection within the consumer staples sector generated the largest tailwind to performance. Our overweight positions in Walmart and Walgreens Boots Alliance were among the top contributors against a backdrop in which the market embraced a sharply defensive stance.
  • At the individual stock level, our underweight in Amazon also featured among the top contributors to performance. Amazon declined after the company reported a mixed third quarter, with revenues and guidance modestly missing expectations.
  • In contrast, stock selection within the financials sector weighed on overall returns. Our overweight in insurer American International Group hurt performance. The company had a disappointing quarter due to adverse prior-year developments and some weakness in life and retirement & legacy. Also in the financials space, our overweight in Wells Fargo featured among the largest detractors. Almost two years after Wells Fargo’s initial account opening scandal, the bank’s legal woes have still not abated.
  • Looking ahead

  • We continue to focus on the fundamentals of the economy and of company earnings. Our core analysts’ estimate for 2018 earnings currently projects 23% earnings growth for S&P 500® companies. This represents approximately 16% growth in underlying earnings and roughly 7% from the estimated effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While subject to revision, this forecast reflects our expectations for continued growth in the underlying economy and includes our best analysis of earnings expectations during the year.
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    This is a marketing communication and as such the views contained herein are not to be taken as an advice or recommendation to buy or sell any investment or interest thereto. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. Any research in this document has been obtained and may have been acted upon by J.P. Morgan Asset Management for its own purpose. The results of such research are being made available as additional information and do not necessarily reflect the views of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Any forecasts, figures, opinions, statements of financial market trends or investment techniques and strategies expressed are unless otherwise stated, J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s own at the date of this document. They are considered to be reliable at the time of writing, may not necessarily be all inclusive and are not guaranteed as to accuracy. They may be subject to change without reference or notification to you. It should be noted that the value of investments and the income from them may fluctuate in accordance with market conditions and taxation agreements and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of the products or underlying overseas investments. Past performance and yield are not reliable indicators of current and future results. There is no guarantee that any forecast made will come to pass. Furthermore, whilst it is the intention to achieve the investment objective of the investment products, there can be no assurance that those objectives will be met. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is the brand name for the asset management business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its affiliates worldwide. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may record telephone calls and monitor electronic communications to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and internal policies. Personal data will be collected, stored and processed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management in accordance with our EMEA Privacy Policy www.jpmorgan.com/emea-privacy-policy.

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    Morningstar analyst rating, FE Crown rating, Rayner Spencer Mills rating, as at 01 November 2018.

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