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  • As the world economy has already reached its pre-crisis level, an almost complete catch-up of the lost ground in terms of growth becomes more plausible. Vaccines, fiscal support and reduced restrictions should soon produce a strong economic re-acceleration.
  • Equity valuation has risen because risk perception has changed. Equities have rebounded rapidly in 2020 despite the Covid-19, encouraging investors to invest in stocks.
  • As is often the case in the aftermath of a serious crisis, investors develop a strong appetite for risk.
  • The considerable weight of the digital and healthcare sectors allowed the S&P 500’s earnings per share to return to above their pre-crisis levels as soon as in Q4-2020.
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