Gerald Fitzgerald’s Market Review November 25th
25 November 2019
LAST WEEK IN 30 SECONDS...
Markets crept back from the previous week’s highs as the political landscape garnered most attention. With the ongoing tariff stand-off between the US and China showing little sign of imminent resolution, markets paused for further signs of white smoke.
Meanwhile, the new European Central Bank president, Christine Lagarde, pressed on European governments to loosen the purse strings and increase investment in infrastructure projects in a bid to promote growth and inflation within the Eurozone.
Global equities finished the week -0.2% lower in euro terms.
THIS WEEK IN 30 SECONDS...
The week ahead sees the US celebrate Thanksgiving followed swiftly by Black Friday, quickly becoming the global golden goose for retailers. With many sales stretched out across the week, early indicators from major retailers on sales volumes will be watched by investors to assess public sentiment on the state of the US economy.
From an economic data perspective, US GDP figures are due for release on Wednesday, Japanese industrial production on Thursday and European unemployment releases on Friday.
SPECULATING ON ASSETS – DON’T LOSE YOUR MARBLES
Emerging markets are home to a number of successful growth stocks, however, the inherent volatility of the underlying companies should not be ignored. One such company ArtGo Holdings, a marble producer, lost nearly 90% of its value this month after being rejected from inclusion in MSCI benchmarks.
By Gerald Fitzgerald, Investment Consultant
Gerald Fitzgerald joined Invesco’s Investment Consulting team in 2015 and has 10 years industry experience assisting clients with their investment & actuarial requirements. Gerald is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) and a graduate of both University College Cork and University College Dublin.