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All year, investors have been pricing in an end to the profits recession. Now that the turning point may have been reached, relief on the earnings front may not be sufficient to move markets much further.

With three quarters now in the books, stocks globally have proven more resilient than the average forecast asserted going into the year. Through the end of September, the Morningstar Global Markets Index returned 7.6 per cent this year, despite starting the year with a global correction fueled by the crash in energy prices and fears over China’s economic slowdown.

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