Investors who have an overexposure to US shares in their portfolio have not been complaining in recent years. The US stock market has proved to be the top star performer by some way. Will the party continue? Or are we about to witness a changing of the guard? A brief analysis by Geert Van Herck, Chief Strategist at Keyprivate.
The US merchant bank JPMorgan recently published its quarterly Guide To The Markets. This research is freely available (accessible via Google) and contains a wealth of information about global economic trends. It also takes a look at all developments in the financial markets. From this information, we have selected the following three graphs, which are of major interest to investors.
Today, we will take a look at how the European property sector is performing on the stock markets. An opinion you will frequently hear is that property offers some good diversification options in periods of uncertainty or difficulty on the stock markets. It is regarded as a physical asset that delivers predictable income – monthly rents. But is that really the case?
You have certainly heard this stock market adage before: 'Sell in May and go away'. This persistent 'advice' tells us that the stock market doesn't really do much between May and October. During these months, investors would therefore do better by stepping aside for a while. But is this a successful strategy, statistically speaking?