A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

With global confidence returning, a stock market boom is on the cards for 2020

  • As the trade war recedes, investors will feel better about market prospects. With bond markets offering rock-bottom returns, the pressure to switch into stocks will be compelling, giving the equity market a bigger boost

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 13. After a year rocked by the trade war and fears of a hard Brexit, stock market investors have much to look forward to in 2020. Photo: AP
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David Brown

David Brown

David Brown is the chief executive of New View Economics. Over a career spanning four decades in London, David held roles as chief economist in a number of international investment banks.