Quarterly Market Perspective: First Quarter 2019
Stock markets began to pivot up in the first quarter, mostly because of a shift in messaging by the Federal Reserve. Watch this brief video to learn more about the themes we've been watching recently, including the market rebound, late cycle expansion, and the China slowdown.
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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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