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Podcast: Market Outlook 2014

In this edition of Bestinvest Radio we talk to Gareth Lewis, our Chief Investment Officer to take a brief look back at 2013, and then forward to 2014 to find out his views on what the markets might hold for investors.

We cover:

  • The impacts of quantitative easing (QE) and whether tapering of QE in the US is likely to affect stock markets
  • Which of the major economies is likely to perform best, including a brief update on Europe, Japan, UK and the US
  • Whether Emerging Markets likely to recover the ground they lost in 2013
  • What our view of other assets classes like bonds, cash and property is
  • Whether inflation is a real threat, particularly for investors seeking an income from their investments

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