(Nov 11): Uncertainty has become more pronounced in recent times. Global manufacturing weakness, stubbornly low inflation, low economic growth and ceaseless geopolitical tensions have the world on edge.

However, while there is plenty to worry about, equities are still an engaging proposition. Yes, the probability of recession has increased but it is still unlikely that the US economy, with record low unemployment, will dip into recession anytime soon. Central banks are once again providing monetary stimulus and fiscal stimulus is starting to come through. Retreating to cash or bonds runs the risk of missing out on potentially meaningful returns over the next year.

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