DWS Concept DJE Globale Aktien

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As at:
304.01 EUR
319.22 EUR

Monthly Commentary

In April, the stock markets were able to recover some of the losses of previous month. Investors reacted with relief to the declining number of new corona infections and the gradual easing of restrictions on people and trade in China, Europe and the USA. In addition, the continued very expansive monetary and fiscal policies of the major central banks and governments were positive for the markets. The start to the balance sheet season in the USA was also better than expected. On the other hand, economic indicators such as purchasing managers' indices, business climate or consumer confidence in the USA and Europe fell sharply. On the other hand, there were confident signals from China in this respect. In this market environment the price of DWS Concept DJE Globale Aktien rose 11.45%. Its benchmark index, the MSCI World, increased 11.15% in euro terms. In April, all sectors of the global equity market performed well, with the largest gains recorded by the sectors oil & gas, basic materials, retail, technology and automotive. Other strong sectors also included financial services, chemicals, healthcare, travel & leisure and media. The fund benefited in April mainly from its investments in the sectors consumer staples, telecoms and financial services. Three US companies were among the best performing individual stocks: online mail order company Amazon, online payment service PayPal and mining company Newmont. On the other hand, negative momentum came from the sectors utilities, oil & gas and industrial. The results of the Essen-based energy utility E.ON, the Basel-based travel retailer Dufry, and the U.S. payment service provider Global Payments were particularly disappointing. During the month the fund management increased its positions in sectors such as healthcare and technology. In return, the fund reduced its exposure to a number of sectors, primarily insurance and household goods. Regionally the equity weighting of the US was increased and that of Germany and Switzerland reduced. As a result of the adjustments the equity weighting decreased to 94.50% from 98.41% previous month. There were no currency hedges at the end of the month.

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