Ten surprises for 2016

Watch out for these major events when investing this year.

Summary: A down year is predicted for the US market in the face of margin pressure and a P/E ratio correction. Chinese growth could well drop to below 5 per cent, while oil prices look set to struggle in the $30 region throughout the year. The Federal Reserve looks set to raise interest rates only once more during 2016, while the refugee crisis could well prompt discussions once again about breaking up the EU.

Key take out: Given soft GNP in the US and China, I predict global growth will fall to two per cent in 2016.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Shares.

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