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Guide to investing in 2020

  • Identify whether government and corporate bonds will be popular going forwards
  • Describe the impact of Brexit on UK equities
  • Describe the importance of holding defensive assets
CPD
Approx.60min
Guide to investing in 2020

Introduction

Friday 13 December ended investor uncertainty on two major issues: US-Sino Trade and the future of the UK government. 

The US and China signed phase one of the trade agreement that commis China to buying at least $40bn of US agricultural goods annually, tightens protection for US intellectual property rights and bans the forced transfer of technology from US companies. 

On the same day Boris Johnson was re-elected UK prime minister, a move which financial markets welcomed with both sterling and UK stocks inching higher. 

So does this greater certainty mean the outlook is more positive for investors?

Or will 2020 be overshadowed by the impending US general election and change in central bank policy?

The report, which can be read by clicking the link in the image above, qualifies for an indicative 30 minutes' worth of CPD.

saloni.sardana@ft.com 

In this guide

CPD
Approx.60min

Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. In feature three, which of the following is NOT a reason that gold may increase in value?

  2. According to Alastair Mundy at Investec, which of the following is NOT a way that Brexit will favour domestic earners?

  3. What does Kevin Boscher think will be the likely opportunities created by the resolution over Brexit, for UK stocks?

  4. In feature three, what is a defensive stock?

  5. According to the fourth feature, yields on gilts will rise as demand for UK government debt falls, true or false?

  6. According to feature four, why will high yield corporate bonds benefit from rising interest rates in the US?

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  • Identify whether government and corporate bonds will be popular going forwards
  • Describe the impact of Brexit on UK equities
  • Describe the importance of holding defensive assets

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