10 Best and Worst Performing Funds of 2019

US funds soared as the S&P 500 hit record highs, while emerging markets funds struggled against myriad headwinds. We round up the best and worst performers of the year. 

Annalisa Esposito 18 December, 2019 | 11:20AM

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It has been a lively year for the global economy, with uncertainty over Brexit, the US-China trade war, political tension in Latin America and protests in Hong Kong just some of the issues investors had to grapple with. 

It’s not surprising, then, that the investment world has been struck by swings in sentiment each month of the year. In the past few month alone we have seen emerging markets suffer while biotech boomed in November, index-linked gilts, US and global funds struggled in October while UK funds dominated the top performers, and gold funds lost their lustre in September only for the precious metal to rally again in recent weeks. 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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