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Annual Market Outlook 2020 - Citibank UK

Annual Market Outlook 2020

Annual Market Outlook 2020

Whilst geopolitics in 2019 was a key influencing theme on investor sentiment, markets could now refocus on economic fundamentals. Citi analysts expect 2020 global GDP growth at 2.7% paired with inflation of 2.7%. Developed Markets may see a slowdown to below-trend growth of 1.5%, while Emerging Markets in contrast could see a moderate rebound to 4.2%.

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ECONOMY / POLITICS

Domestic Resilience May Buoy Growth

Citi analysts expect global growth of 2.7% in 2020 and 2021, compared with 2.6% in 2019.

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Domestic Resilience May Buoy Growth

 

EQUITIES

Pivot to Growth Opportunities

Equity markets clocked a strong performance in 2019, with cyclical equities outperforming in 4Q19 in anticipation of a recovery in global industrial production and trade.

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Pivot to Growth Opportunities

 

BONDS

Hunt for Yield

Global fixed income has had a strong year in 2019, and yields are close to record lows, but Citi analysts believe that there are still opportunities in selective markets.

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Hunt for Yield

 

COMMODITIES

Bright Spots in Gold

Despite heightened geopolitical risks in the Gulf, the outlook for oil looks bearish in 2020.

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Bright Spots in Gold

 

CURRENCIES

Could USD be Dethroned?

The USD may not be the safe haven choice in 2020 and JPY and Gold appear to be more likely beneficiaries.

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Could USD be Dethroned?
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