Funds to Weather a European Slowdown

With Germany on the brink of recession and the outlook worsening, which funds can see investors through a possible downturn?

James Gard 20 August, 2019 | 9:17AM

European Central Bank

Global investors are currently weighing up the prospects of recession, which has led to heavy losses on equity markets so far in August. Germany is one of the biggest worries after a 0.1% contraction in the second quarter that has led many economists to forecast recession for the Eurozone’s biggest economy.

Since the Greek crisis, investors in European equities have become used to a bumpy ride, with some years of strong returns – 2017 was a highlight when the region outperformed – followed by a lurch downwards in the second half in 2018 and subsequent recovery this year.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BlackRock European Dynamic D Acc552.28 GBP-1.18
Comgest Growth Europe EUR Z Acc25.14 EUR-0.97
Schroder European Z GBP Acc96.81 GBP0.04
TM CRUX European Special Sit I Acc GBP224.03 GBP0.25

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

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