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POSITIVES

An op­ti­mist’s view would be that con­sumer con­fi­dence isn’t get­ting dra­mat­i­cally worse. Signs of ris­ing wages could help to im­prove the sit­u­a­tion as the year pro­gresses, al­though on­go­ing un­cer­tainty over how Brexit will play out could keep con­sumers ner­vous.

NEG­A­TIVES

GfK’s Con­sumer Con­fi­dence in­dex has been weak for a long time, yet the stock mar­ket has been rac­ing ahead – so is it re­ally an ac­cu­rate lead in­di­ca­tor for eq­ui­ties? We do be­lieve it is very im­por­tant to watch con­sumer con­fi­dence and to get a gen­eral feel for how the pub­lic is think­ing.

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