Original article by Tim Boyd
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 2-Jan-19
The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 shed 6.9 per cent in 2018, ending the year at 5,646.4 points. However, economists are generally upbeat about the outlook for the Australian sharemarket in 2019. Stephen Koukoulas of Market Economics says the market could gain around 20 per cent, while Stephen Roberts of Laminar Capital forecasts a rise of 8-12 per cent. Meanwhile, Marcel Thieliant of Capital Economics expects the S&P 500 to shed around 15 per cent in 2019, which in turn is likely to weigh on the Australian market.
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