As we head towards the end of the year, trends become clearer. Global equities have advanced in the year to date and the FTSE World index is up 11.5% in Sterling terms. On closer examination, 2017 has been marked by the equity markets that we would consider to carry the most risk advancing the most. The emerging markets, Asia Pacific and European indices which we track have seen the greatest gains with total returns of 16-17% in the year to the end of November. Japan is next, with a 13% total return, followed by the US at a little over 9%. The UK is in last place with the FTSE 100 showing a total return of 9.4%.
December 5th, 2017, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones