As we begin not just another year but a new decade, UBS decided to look at how investors globally are preparing for the future.
In a world that is increasingly connected, the impact of geopolitical events such as the global trade conflict, the upcoming US Presidential election, Brexit, political discord in multiple regions is weighing on investors globally, causing the majority to feel uncertain. Business fundamentals that once were the backbone of how investors think about the market are now being usurped by a confusing geopolitical landscape. As a result, investors are now less likely to act. They see reasons to be cautious in the new year. Almost 8 in10 investors feel markets are moving toward a period of higher volatility. More than half of investors expect a significant drop in the markets at some point in 2020. As a result, 52% are unsure if now is a good time to invest.