Your Guide to Investing in 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: What can investors expect from global stock markets - and fixed income and alternative investments - over the next 12 months?

Emma Wall 31 December, 2018 | 7:39AM

stock market outlook for 2019

Predictions are a fool’s game. If anyone could accurately predict exactly what will happen in global stock and bond markets over the next 12 months, they probably wouldn’t be sharing the information. But it is possible to make informed decisions about the here-and-now; current market valuations, political backdrops, and marry that information with future probabilities.

While the final Brexit agreement is not yet signed for example, we do know that 70% of FTSE 100-listed UK company revenues are from overseas, so are less likely to be impacted by even a bad deal. We know that the recent oil price slump has impacted energy companies’ valuations.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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