Q4 earnings season: an impressive resilience that supports our pro-cyclical views

Given the context, Q4 2020 corporate earnings proved resilient. The regions least impacted by the pandemic, such as EM (+25%) and Japan (+20%), experienced notable increases.

In the rest of the world, where the pandemic was more virulent, the US still managed to post a positive gain (+4%) while Europe was more affected (-20%). However, even in the most affected regions, the results were far better than expected, with the most significant progress coming from cyclical sectors.

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