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What does the future hold for US equities?

  • Describe some of the fundamentals of the US stock market
  • Explain the dominance of tech stocks
  • Identify other factors affecting the US markets
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The future of US equities
Will inflation halt the onward march of American stocks?
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US equities have risen spectacularly over the past decade, buoyed particularly by the dominance of tech stocks.

The US stock market is dominated by very big tech companies, many of which drive our online world, and these have become even more important during the pandemic.

However, there are mounting fears of inflation, both from the huge amount of government spending in the US, and accumulated savings during the pandemic.

This has dented market enthusiasm to a degree, but the performance of US stocks is still undeniable, with the IA US equities sector substantially outperforming the global sector over the past ten years.

In this CPD report we look at some of the factors driving this trend. It is worth 30 minutes' CPD. 

CPD
Approx.30min

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. 2021 has seen the same soaring growth for US stocks as the past ten years, true or false?

  2. Why did market participants buy bonds after the great financial crisis?

  3. What percentage of the market cap of the US is accounted for by the big five tech stocks?

  4. According to Luc Filip, it is impossible to find cyclical stocks on the US market, true or false?

  5. Why have banks been better bets during this recession?

  6. Why might ESG take the shine off tech stocks?

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  • Describe some of the fundamentals of the US stock market
  • Explain the dominance of tech stocks
  • Identify other factors affecting the US markets

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