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Of the regular 39 assets in our sample, a very impressive 38 finished with a positive total return in USD terms and 36 did so in local currency terms.
The S&P 500 (+21.8%) ended the year with a positive return in every month – the first time this has ever happened in the 90 years of monthly data.
Equities have been rising almost uninterrupted in 2017. In the year to date:
The S&P has advanced nearly 15%, with 242 days since it last dipped 3% or more…
The Dow has had 34 record finishes…
Japan’s Nikkei 225 is at the highest level since 1996, after a record 15 consecutive days of gains…
And the FTSE100 recently enjoyed a four week gaining streak…
As a result, and 30 years after ‘Black Monday’, many news sources are predicting a bumpy ride for the markets. Is a market correction imminent?
Generally positive economic news as well as a weakening dollar provided the backdrop for investors in July. For UK investors, this meant strong positive returns from almost all asset classes. Politics and Central Bank messaging continued to influence markets, but in a slightly more subdued manner than had been the case throughout the rest of the year. Learn more
Intelligent Investments is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, we have been shortlisted for Best-Practice in Offshore Award in this year’s International Investment International Fund & Product Awards 2017. Learn more
Politics again dominated in April with the big news for European investors being the relief that centralist Emmanuel Macron progressed to the second round of the French presidential election and has then went on to secure election ahead of Le Pen. Elsewhere, there was an announcement of a snap election in the UK and investors mulled over Trump’s first 100 days in office against the backdrop of weaker than expected US growth. Learn more