Top Performing Fund Categories of January

Chinese equities and the energy sector topped the tables in January, meanwhile Latin America, precious metals, and some European peripheral markets lost ground 

Valerio Baselli 9 February, 2021 | 9:23AM
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Equities had a robust fourth quarter in 2020, with Morningstar Global Markets Index NR up by 10.7% and inflows towards European-domiciled equity funds setting a historical record between October and December: €256 billion.

January, on the other hand, saw a strong start followed by a slowdown towards the end, which resulted in a flat monthly return for global markets. Nevertheless, a look at the best and worst performing Morningstar Categories reveals that overall 2020 most successful funds’ groups managed to keep the pace in the first month on 2021.

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Valerio Baselli

Valerio Baselli  is an Editor at Morningstar Italy.