Investors turn more positive on economy - UBS survey

Return to normality not expected until after July

David Brenchley
Investors expect the Covid vaccine rollout to buoy stockmarkets in 2021

Investors expect the Covid vaccine rollout to buoy stockmarkets in 2021

Investors do not expect a return to normality for at least six months, despite growing optimism on the outlook for the global economy, research from UBS has found.

Almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents to UBS's investor sentiment survey said they did not think life would return to 'normal' in the next six months, though three-fifths (60%) of the 4,000 investors and business owners polled across 14 countries between December and January had a positive economic outlook over the next 12 months, up from 55% three months earlier. Further, 61% of investors said they were optimistic on the outlook for the stockmarket over the next six months, with three-quarters expecting a rally on positive vaccine progress and two-thirds thanks to the impact of the US ...

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