Decisions, decisions on the year (and decade) ahead

Investors uncertain now but optimistic for the future

12 Nov 2019

Key takeaways

  • 79% of investors think we'll see more market volatility in 2020
  • Most believe markets are driven more by geopolitics than economics
  • However, 69% feel positive about investment returns over the next 10 years

As we approach the end of 2019, investors are looking to the year ahead with caution—yet embracing the decade ahead with optimism.

Our recent UBS Investor Watch finds that, in a world that is increasingly connected, geopolitical events—such as the global trade conflict, the upcoming US presidential election and political discord in multiple regions—are weighing on investors globally, causing most to feel uncertain.

But looking toward the new decade, investors feel far more confident about the profound changes they see. They also see great opportunities in mega-trends like aging, smart technology and automation, which could shape investments and our lives for decades to come.

Where do you fit in? And how do you see your financial future unfolding? It's important to take the right steps to ensure you're well positioned.

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