Global Perspectives - February 2020
Global equities – where to from here?
Equity investors have enjoyed a period of extraordinary returns following the Global Financial Crisis. Will the bull market charge on further still?
2019 was the culmination of an exceptionally strong decade for equity markets. By some measures the past 10 years have seen the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in US history and the longest bull market ever. Equity investors have enjoyed a period of extraordinary returns, following the Global Financial Crisis.
So far in 2020, global equities have been subject to volatility from concerns over the spread of coronavirus, as investor sentiment fluctuates between optimism around containment and fears of a full-blown pandemic.
The value of investments and any income derived from them can go down as well as up as a result of market or currency movements and investors may not get back the original amount invested.