Financial markets around the world faltered in the 4th quarter, not entirely due to economic realities but largely in response to “noise” over geopolitical events, trade concerns, rising interest rates, slowing growth of corporate earnings and global economies.
From the market’s closing high on Oct 3rd to its trough on Dec 24th, the S&P 500 gave up 19.8% of its
On April 1st, the S&P 500 Index® was successfully retesting its February 11th low of 2,532 and began its recovery process. Although trade talks slowed the rebound, investors discounted the potential threat to the world economy. US markets traded higher, and in mid-June were within just 2.8% of retaking the January highs.
Rising Interest Rates & Trade Threats Bring Long-Anticipated Correction
Following a stellar 2017, investors saw plenty of reasons to extend the two-year rally: business confidence, earnings growth expectations, consumer sentiment, labor demand and synchronized global growth all registered their highest readings in many years. US equity markets, buoyed by o
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