For 2018, analysts’ consensus is fundamentally betting on cyclical Ibex stocks, based on a scenario of markets’ revaluation both in the Europe and in the US. Selected constructors and defensive stocks are also on the radar.
Spain will go to the polls on Sunday and expectations have certainly been met for a more interesting race to the finishing point than in 2011. New kids on the block, centre-right Ciudadanos and anti-austerity Podemos, have put an end to the over 40-year two-party dominance of the Popular Party (PP) and the Socialists. The new government could implement more reforms with expected positive economic impact, but the downturn in markets such as Latin America is likely to weigh more on Spain’s stock market.