Rapidly Changing Economic Landscape Spooks Markets
In the past couple of weeks, investment markets around the world have seen significant increases in volatility. This article will help you understand some of the key issues spooking the markets.
Have We Recovered Yet?
For several months now the news has been that the S&P 500 index is reaching new all-time highs. Nevertheless, I think many investors question whether we are out of the woods yet.
The last week has brought a little turbulence to equity markets. In fact, July ended up being the first down month for the S&P 500 since January.
Continued Market Volitility
The most recent “reason” for volatility has been centered around Russia and Ukraine. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Ukraine as they undergo both an internal political crisis and what appears to be military intervention from Russia. We believe that...
Thoughts on Recent Volitility
As many of you may have noticed, the S&P 500 dropped 2.96% in the last 2 trading days of last week. (1/22/14 – 1/24/14) This round of market volatility was brought about in large part due to concerns over economic weakness in emerging markets and a poor reading on Chinese manufacturing.
Happy New Year! As we get started in 2014 we thought it might be helpful to outline our 2014 market outlook. At present, we have a general view that returns for stocks in 2014 could be described as a “forward grind”. This is fundamentally different than our view at the start of 2013.
Grinding Forward in 2014