Q1 2020 – market, economic and AJ Bell MPS update

Ryan Hughes, Head of Active Portfolios at AJ Bell Investments, is back to review the performance of the global markets during the first quarter of 2020 – one of the most volatile quarters in history as COVID-19 swept across the globe.

As governments and central banks look to provide all the support they can muster, Ryan looks at the equity markets’ turbulent tumble – with S&P 500 recording its second-fastest fall in history – and what this means for our Passive, Active and ‘Pactive’ MPS before finishing by offering his outlook for the markets over the next quarter and potentially beyond.

The value of investments can go down as well as up and your client may not get back their original investment.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Some investments need to be held for the long term.

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