2019 in investments: what has Britain learnt?
The FTSE All Share has risen 13% in 2019 - not a bad performance considering the political turmoil that has continued to circle the markets. It hasn’t been an easy ride though. Here are five key lessons we’ve learnt from the markets this year.
1. The markets want Brexit over and done with
2019 has been yet another year marred by political controversy. We’ve had a leadership contest, a general election and a prorogue, all in the name of Brexit. The word deadline has lost all meaning.
The UK’s exit from the EU has undoubtedly disrupted business, with many companies especially in the manufacturing and financials sectors moving their plants and headquarters to Europe in a bid to sidestep likely trade repercussions. Repeated delays have also had a bad impact on markets. The volume and total value of IPOs has fallen sharply from 2018, while…
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