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Compass monthly commentary - February 2024

Date: 01 April 2024

Compass Portfolios monthly commentary

While global equities delivered robust gains in February, bond markets retreated as investors pared back expectations for interest-rate cuts in the face of stronger than expected inflation and economic data. Buoyed by the same resilient economic data, strong US company earnings numbers and a sharp bounce in Chinese equities following the latest raft of policy initiatives, global equities delivered 4.3%. China was the top-performing regional equity market. Its return of 8.4% boosted Asian and emerging markets. Meanwhile, US Treasuries gave up 1.4% while global bonds declined 0.7%.

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Sacha Chorley

Portfolio Manager


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