Investors Sell Europe, But Should They Be Buying?

UK investors withdrew almost £2 billion from European funds, but fund managers see exciting, lowly rated opportunities across the continent

David Brenchley 24 January, 2019 | 12:23PM

euros, US dollars, Europe, European equity, stocks

Europe saw great gains in 2017, as stock markets across the world powered ahead on the back of synchronised global growth and burgeoning corporate profits. But, as for so many global markets, last year was a leveller for Continental stocks.

The MSCI Europe Index lost almost 11% in euro terms in the 12 months to December 31 2018 – well down from the 10% gain seen the year previous.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Autoliv Inc DR586.60 SEK0.00
De'Longhi SPA27.00 EUR0.00
Invesco European Equity UK Acc969.89 GBP-0.45
iShares Continen Eurp Eq Idx (UK) D Acc256.90 GBP0.00
Janus Henderson European Focus I Acc243.70 GBP0.16
Janus Henderson European Sel Opps I Acc2,007.00 GBP0.15
Liontrust European Income Instl Acc238.83 GBP0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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