Fear of the coronavirus epidemic dampened market sentiments in January. Investors were disposing riskier assets such as equities and stocks but aggressively loading up the defensive assets such as bonds and fixed income.
There probably wasn’t any bigger news that made the world headlines in January 2020 apart from the coronavirus outbreak in China. Any virus outbreak undoubtedly is a great cause for concern.
All MYTHEO functional portfolios delivered substantial gains in 2019. Growth portfolio led by a gain of 20.24%, Income Portfolio added 9.64% and Inflation Hedge portfolio advanced by 18.01%.
The currency movement had a significant impact on the functional portfolios’ performance in December 2019. Weaker USD led to a better performance of the Non-US assets and commodity-related asset classes.
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