Equity markets kept the momentum going in November with further gains across most indices.
Global markets were in the green in October except for the UK where Brexit grabbed headlines.
Global markets were on edge in September after Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities were damaged in a drone attack.
Global equity markets were on a roller-coaster ride in August as the US-China trade war intensified with rounds of tit-for-tat tariff escalations.
Global equity markets were mixed in July with the UK’s FTSE 100 Index being the best performer following pound weakness as Boris Johnson became the new British prime minister.
Global equity markets reversed May’s heavy losses as central bankers took on a dovish tone in light of slowing global growth and trade tensions.
Global equity markets retreated in May as the US-China trade dispute escalated and signs of a near-term resolution faded.
What moved markets in April? Global markets were mixed in April as Europe staged a strong recovery on the back of improved risk appetite.
The positive start to the year continued in March with most major indices showing positive returns. Things certainly don’t seem as dire as they did in December.
The recovery in global markets year-to-date has been as extreme as the sell-off at the end of 2018. At one point in December, the S&P 500 Index had declined 15.7% intra-month.