Sunday, December 16, 2018

Newsletter

The 3rd quarter of 2015 was marked by heightened volatility spurred by growing concerns over slowing global economic growth. Sharp declines in commodity prices and uncertainty over the magnitude and pace of China’s slowdown and the resultant effect on other markets were central points of worry.

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Global financial markets were volatile in the first quarter of 2015 with negative returns in domestic equities in January, strong results in February and mixed returns in March contrasted with opposite results in domestic fixed income. For the full quarter, broad equity indices generated positive returns in most regions and styles with U.S. large value being the only area to suffer a loss.

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Global financial markets endured a fitful quarter and finished with a paucity of meaningfully positive performances. Global equities posted fractional gains across most regions with international small caps being the big winners at an advance of nearly 5%.

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There continues to be good economic data coming out during the past quarter including employment, strong Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing data and a small narrowing of the trade deficit.

Read More on Capital Markets Outlook 2014 Q4