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Compass monthly commentary - January 2024

Date: 27 February 2024

Compass Portfolios monthly commentary

The recent pace of equity market gains slowed in January as markets took stock after a very strong fourth quarter of 2023. Global equities delivered a modest 0.6% return, with developed markets outperforming emerging markets. Despite a major earthquake, Japan was the top-performing regional equity market. It jumped 4.6% amid strong investment inflows. Meanwhile, China’s ongoing market rout helped pull emerging market equities down 4.6% with similar losses across Asian markets. Global bond markets were almost flat for US dollar-based investors following a spectacular end to 2023.

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Sacha Chorley

Portfolio Manager


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