Here is Brewin Dolphin’s market outlook for 2019

Published: 6 February 2019

“Markets have entered 2019 in a wary mood following the worst year for global stocks since the financial crisis. This time last year we cautioned that markets could be more volatile in 2018, but as the year progressed the scale of the volatility was greater than anticipated. As 2018 ended, all major stock market indexes were down. China languished at the bottom of the league table 1, down more than 25% over the year. Other emerging market indexes also saw out the old year in bear-market territory, being down more than 20% from their 52-week highs. The FTSE 100 dropped more than 12% more than offsetting the dividends of around 4%. Even the S&P 500 lost 6% despite the strength of America’s economy so was down around 1% after the impact of the stronger dollar and dividends.” Read more