Showing resilience

Despite a sharp drop in confidence now, investors remain positive for the future

28 Apr 2020

Q1 2020

Optimism is down, but long-term outlook remains strong

Global economy

Short-term (next 12 months)

Mexican investors

Brazillian investors 

Global economy

Long-term (next 10 years)

Mexican investors

Brazillian investors 


Recession concerns on the rise


Investors see opportunities ahead but risk missing out

“It’s a good time to buy stocks.”

28% Mexico, 21% Brazil, 24% globally

“I’ll wait until stocks drop more.” (another 5% to 20%)

“Not now, it’s a bear market.”


COVID-19 becomes investors’ top concern


Mixed views on when worst of COVID-19 will be over


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About the survey

UBS surveyed 2,928 investors and 1,180 business owners with at least $1M in investable assets (for investors) or at least $1M in annual revenue and at least one employee other than themselves (for business owners), from April 1 – 20, 2020. The global sample was split across 14 markets: Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK and the US. For the 4Q19 results, UBS surveyed 4,838 investors and business owners with at least $1M in investable assets (for investors) or at least $250k in annual revenue and at least one employee other than themselves (for business owners), from December 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020. The global sample was split across the same 14 markets, plus: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. For the 3Q19 results, UBS surveyed 4,626 investors and business owners with at least $1M in investable assets (for investors) or at least $250k in annual revenue and at least one employee other than themselves (for business owners), from September 19 – October 13, 2019. The global sample was split across the same 14 markets, except France, plus: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.

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