Quarterly Market Perspective: Fourth Quarter 2018
Although the economy is still healthy and growing, investors experienced a rocky ride in 2018. Watch this brief video to learn more about the themes we've been watching recently, including the rise in market volatility, the potential for lower economic growth, and the importance of staying focused on the long term.
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Explore themes discussed in the Quarterly Market Perspective video with these supplemental slides.
Watch our latest Manager Insights video to find out why we believe the U.S. economy might be moving towards late cycle, and how we might manage your investments during this period.
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Generally, among asset classes stocks are more volatile than bonds or short-term instruments and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Although the bond market is also volatile, lower-quality debt securities including leveraged loans generally offer higher yields compared to investment grade securities, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes. Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.
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