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Spoilt for choice even in lockdown

Spoilt for choice even in lockdown

October was another testing month for investors. Things came to a head during the last week with the US election looming and European countries succumbing to a second wave of Covid-19. Governments imposed tighter restrictions in many countries, including a second national lockdown in England. Equities bore the brunt, with European markets, not surprisingly, hardest hit. The German DAX was off 9.4 per cent, the Italian MIB, down 6.5 per cent and the CAC 40 shed 4.4 per cent. In the US, the S&P 500 fell 2.8 per cent and the Nasdaq was down 2.3 per cent.

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