Original article by David Rogers
The Australian – Page: 30 : 3-Nov-17
The S&P 500 has gained 15.2 per cent so far in 2017, while the S&P/ASX 200 has risen by just 4.7 per cent. They have gained 17 per cent and 8.5 per cent respectively when dividends are included. John Normand of JP Morgan expects equities to continue to rally in 2018, although he says the S&P 500 is likely to record growth in the low double-digits when dividends are taken into account. Meanwhile, he is bearish about the outlook for government bonds, and warns that there are a number of risk factors for global financial markets in 2019.
STANDARD AND POOR’S 500 INDEX, STANDARD AND POOR’S ASX 200 INDEX, JP MORGAN AND COMPANY INCORPORATED, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK, BANK OF JAPAN, ORGANISATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES