Over the month of January, economic data signalled a short term hit due to pandemic-related restrictions. This overshadowed a strong fourth quarter experienced by China. The continued global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in various countries continues to underpin the expected rebound of markets in 2021. The smooth transition of Brexit and the beginning of Biden’s…
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Over the month of December, markets broadly achieved positive returns as vaccine roll-outs and another fiscal stimulus package in the US offset bad news on the virus front. Restrictions tightened in many countries as new COVID-19 cases across the developed world surged, as a new more infectious COVID-19 strain began to spread globally. However, vaccination programs have given markets hope that economies will fully reopen over the next year.
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While COVID-19 cases continued to soar in the US, UK and Continental Europe over November, markets shrugged off short-term developments and soared on the back of positive vaccine news and the US presidential election results. Domestic and developed overseas share markets achieved strong positive returns for the month, with outperformance in sectors that are expected to benefit from a removal in restrictions next year, such as energy.