Fourth Quarter Market Perspectives Executive Summary. Inside, you will find a summary of market activity and our market outlook.
Q4 brought some relief from 2022’s downturn with a 9.8% return for the MSCI ACWI Index—extending the long history of post-US midterm positivity. Emerging Markets (EM) also rebounded and finished the quarter with a 9.7% gain. Turning points are impossible to predict and clear only in hindsight, and thus it is still too soon to know if October’s low marked the bear market’s end. However, whether the new bull market began in Q4 or arrives this year, we think equities are most likely to end 2023 higher.
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Fisher Investments Europe was established in London, England in 2000. Fisher Investments Europe offers the portfolio management services of its parent company, Fisher Investments, an independent money management firm in the US founded in 1979 by investment guru Ken Fisher. Today, Fisher Investments and its affiliates oversee more than £150 billion* in assets for over 100,000 private clients and 150 institutional clients globally.* Founder Ken Fisher’s “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes ran from 1984 to 2017, making him the longest continually running columnist in the magazine’s 90+ year history. He has also authored several New York Times bestsellers on finance and investing. (*As of 31/03/2022)