Optimistic outlook for Asian stocks

According to our latest web poll, readers are extremely confident that Asian equities will deliver strong growth this year.

Asian stocks posted double-digit growth during 2012 and our readers are betting that they will do even better this year.

Around 45% of voters in last week’s web poll said that Asian equities would deliver returns of 10% to 20% during 2013, while another 30% said they were expecting even bigger growth and less than 10% said they expected markets to fall.

HSBC’s equity strategy team agree, saying in a note last week that Asian equities would likely deliver 15% to 20% growth this year, against “a backdrop of low valuations and rising expectations for an economic growth recovery”.

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