Article preview: In our latest monthly investment update for January 2020, we take a look at how the global investment markets, economy and commodities are performing. The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares closed at the end of December at 7,542.44 points, rising by 195.91 points or 2.67% during the month. It was a successful, albeit volatile, year for the FTSE 100 index. It grew by around 13% in the past twelve months, at roughly twice the annualised total return of the FTSE 100 since its inception back in 1984, despite global economic headwinds. The first trading day of 2020 was off to a good start for European markets, following the announcement of economic stimulus in China. China’s central bank announced on New Year’s Day another cut to its reserve requirement ratio for commercial banks, the fourth such cut in 12 months. This reduction in reserve requirement ratio means banks in China will have more money to invest in the economy.
January 2020 Investment & Economic Update
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