Quarterly Market Perspective: Fourth Quarter 2019
Stocks and bonds moved higher in 2019, despite some ongoing concerns. Watch this brief video to learn more about the market's upward movement in 2019, what we're watching in 2020, and the impact politics may have in the coming year.
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Explore themes discussed in the Quarterly Market Perspective video with these supplemental slides.
The upcoming presidential election is stoking passions, but what could it do to the market? Watch our latest Manager Insights video to find out how elections may impact stocks, and why we focus on policy, not politics.
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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