Year-end rally turning uncertain in 2024

“After the 2023 rally, it’s time to embrace a diversified approach and search for opportunities across the board, including emerging markets.”

  • Resilient US growth and slowing inflation led the markets higher in 2023, as central banks indicated a change in their policy stance.
  • 2024 started with rising bond yields, as markets reassess the extent of potential rate cuts.
  • Emerging markets may offer opportunities, thanks to their growth advantage and strong local consumption and trade dynamics.

Markets delivered strong performance in 2023, following a significant boost to optimism in the last quarter. 83% of the main asset classes we monitor, delivered positive returns vs a meagre 20% in 2022. Japanese, North American and European equities led the way amid falling inflation and changing central bank policy stances. China equity was the laggard, as concerns over economic growth prevailed.

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