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The Evelyn Partners Investment Podcast: Why are markets breaking out and broadening?

Find out why global markets are breaking out and how growth is supporting equities

Published on 11 Apr 20242 minute read

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Episode overview

Global equities have broken out on the upside of the trading range that goes back to early 2022. The MSCI All Country World Index is now more than 15% above the high end of this trading range. As the rally broadens further, we delve into the reasons for this.

The value of global equities has risen to $25 trillion and this wealth is helping to generate economic stimulus in several ways. Risks remain though, which means there could be some uncertainty in the markets due to politics, stretched valuations and if inflation returns.

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) stocks there’s a risk of profit taking by investors from selling out of these high-flying stocks if earnings fail to keep up with expectations. However, with the risk of a hard landing reducing, higher valuations may be justified.

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