Insights – Harmony Portfolios Fact Sheet Dec 2019
2019 proved to be a fantastic year in the financial markets with almost all major investment types posting very strong gains. Markets continued to make good progress in December, in stark contrast to the same month of the previous year. Equity markets led the way while major bond markets were mostly flat or down over the month. Emerging market equities outperformed, much of which came from the 5.8% gain for the Asia ex Japan region, while the global developed markets index returned 3.0%.