Original article by Patrick Commins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 33 : 13-Mar-18
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 has gained 90 per cent since reaching a low in March 2009. US markets have been the driving force behind the nine-year global bull market. However, Morgan Stanley has identified a number of factors that could be an indicator of a looming bear market. These include strong gains in the last 12 months of a bull market, outperformance by emerging market equities and a widening of credit spreads. Meanwhile, John Higgins of Capital Economics expects the S&P 500 to fall to 2,300 points by the end of 2019.
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