We remember that 2018 was a bad stock market year. The trade wars announced by the United States and the Fed's rate hikes had depressed financial markets. In 2019, a sense of optimism returned to investors following trade negotiations between the Trump administration and the Chinese. Agreements with other countries such as Mexico and Canada reassured the financial markets. The stock market upturn was also driven by the Fed's rate cuts in the United States.
The year 2020 thus promised to be auspicious, especially since in the United States, the unemployment rate was reaching historic lows. But it was without counting on the covid-19 which upset the world.
Investors often classify stocks into two categories: value or growth.
The first category includes traditional companies, with stocks that have fairly reasonable valuations and often pay high dividends. Companies are generally well-established and are active in "relatively" stable and predictable industries. Managers are often experienced people with many years of experience.
The second category is made up of rather young, high-growth companies, often with high valuations, driven by investors' hopes of seeing revenues and profits increase sharply in the future. These companies are often in new markets (often technology or biotechnology) where the risks of disruption and competition are remarkably high, and where the visibility of future revenues is not always clear.
Although the media continue to closely monitor developments of the covid-19 pandemic, financial markets have found another source of concern: interest rates. Indeed, investors have long been accustomed to low interest rates by central banks. In 2021, the bond markets experienced strong shocks that financiers were no longer used to. Since January 1, ten-year rates…
We remember that 2018 was a bad stock market year. The trade wars announced by the United States and the Fed's rate hikes had depressed financial markets. In 2019, a sense of optimism returned to investors following trade negotiations between the Trump administration and the Chinese. Agreements with other countries such as Mexico and Canada…
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