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Investors are set on riding the equity rally all the way through to Christmas

Investors are set on riding the equity rally all the way through to Christmas

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With 41 days to go, it seems Christmas has come early this year for many investors.The returns in 2017, at least for equity investors, are staggering. The DAX is higher by some 16 percent since the start of the year; the S&P 500 has rallied 15 percent with both markets hitting record after record; and previously unloved emerging markets like Brazil have spiked 20 percent.Driving this is what many call a "sweet spot" for investors: a backdrop of solid growth, low inflation, strong corporate earnings and continuously supportive monetary policy from central banks, despite efforts to gradually tighten stimulus.On top of that, we are still expecting U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform to be passed before year-end, which could give another fillip to risky assets, when eventually approve...