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Prepare for volatility with US-light global funds

Prepare for volatility with US-light global funds

Investors have enjoyed more than a decade of strong returns from equities with few signs of markets slowing in 2019. But as we discussed in the Big Theme of 26 July, they have been particularly reliant on just one market – US equities – which have dominated the past decade. The S&P 500 index has outperformed all other major equity markets, including the FTSE All-Share, FTSE Europe ex-UK, MSCI Emerging Markets and Japan’s Topix, over one, three, five and 10 years, in sterling terms.

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