Irish Life’s weekly investment bulletin: week 19, 2020

Global markets rallied last week, with the MSCI AC World up 2.6%, bringing the YTD return to -11.2% as good progress in the ongoing US-China trade deal and the partial reopening of economics boosted sentiment. The Vix, a measure of investors’ expectations of short-term stock market volatility has pulled back sharply from the historic highs reached in March of this year, dropping to a level that’s 66% below its peak on 16 March. Strong recent performance from technology stocks has pushed the NASDAQ back into positive territory for 2020. CLICK HERE

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