2017 Outlook: Stock Markets Will Not Repeat 2016

The expected returns of most asset prices as we start 2017 is lower than in 2016. For this reason, an investor needs to carefully consider which assets they hold

Dan Kemp 3 January, 2017 | 9:48AM
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Geopolitical risks are prevalent and 2016 saw notable leaders fall from power. Casualties included David Cameron in the UK, Matteo Renzi in Italy, Dilma Rousseff in Brazil and Park Geun-hye in South Korea. However, the link between the political upheaval and poor equity market performance is tenuous at best. This has been particularly evident in 2016, with UK, US and Brazilian equities being some of the strongest performing markets.

Our outlook for the pound remains mostly positive

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Dan Kemp

Dan Kemp  is Chief Investment Officer, Morningstar Investment Management EMEA

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