Investment Perspective: 2019 Year in Review and 2020 Economic Outlook

David Lundgren, CFA, January 24, 2020

After a disappointing 2018 where nearly all asset classes finished the year in negative territory, 2019 saw markets come roaring back. In this special Investment Perspective, the Hancock Whitney Asset Management team looks back at the major themes that shaped the markets and economy in 2019 and provides its outlook for 2020. 

While 2019 provided clarity on several lingering issues, 2020 will present new challenges. Will governments be able to stimulate growth as debts and deficits continue to rise? How will Brexit play out? What’s next regarding U.S. – China trade negotiations? We invite you to download this complimentary Investment Perspective to learn more about more about why our team is still optimistic on the economy for the upcoming year. 

 

2019 Year in Review 2020 Economic Outlook

 

For 2020, a disciplined investment approach is key. Markets clearly have many hurdles to overcome and political risks remain elevated. While this environment can be volatile and stressful for many in the short term, successful investors are able to remove emotion from the process and stay disciplined in their approach. 

 

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