Relative Performance MSCI Europe vs. MSCI USA

Relative Performance MSCI Europe vs. MSCI USA The relative performance of European stocks vs. the U.S. is at its lowest level in 50 years. Will this year be Europe’s time to outperform? Image: Legg Mason

Annual Performance of S&P 500

Annual Performance of S&P 500 The S&P 500 Index gained 29% in 2019, its best performance since 2013, boosted by economic data, Fed rate cuts, and the US-China phase-one trade deal. Image: Credit Suisse Research

Average Price Performance of Gold, Oil and Base Metals during Four Military Conflicts

Average Price Performance of Gold, Oil and Base Metals during Four Military Conflicts This chart shows the average price performance of gold, oil and base metals during the following military conflicts: 1980 Iran-Iraq War, 1990 Gulf War, 2003 Iraq War, 2011 NATO-led military intervention in Libya. Image: J.P. Morgan Commodities Research

Performance vs. S&P 500 by Uses of Cash

Performance vs. S&P 500 by Uses of Cash S&P 500 companies using cash for mergers and acquisitions have outperformed since December 2017. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Market Performance: Q4 2018 vs. Q4 2019

Market Performance: Q4 2018 vs. Q4 2019 Trade optimism and accommodative central bank monetary policy have contributed to market performance in Q4 2019. Image: Fidelity Investments

Equities Performance and Global Manufacturing PMI

Equities Performance and Global Manufacturing PMI Chart suggesting that equities often continue to rise after a significant bottom in the global manufacturing PMI. Image: Nordea and Macrobond