UK Market Barometer: December and 2020

Morningstar's UK Market Barometer reveals how UK growth and value stocks battled it out over the course of 2020

James Gard 5 January, 2021 | 12:26PM
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Growth stocks triumphed over value for much of 2020 but November saw a strong comeback for the out-of-favour investing style. Now we have data for the full year and the Morningstar Market Barometer reveals how value, growth and blend stocks performed in December and over 2020 as a whole.

The Morningstar UK Index, which covers 302 stocks from £425 million in size to £114 billion, was up over 13% in November alone, but eked out a gain of just 0.63% in December – which is normal after such a strong rally. For 2020 overall, the index was down 11.46%, lagging behind US and Asian indices – the S&P 500 was up 16% last year – and reflecting investors’ lack of enthusiasm for UK stocks in general.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk