Quarterly Market Perspective: Third Quarter 2018
Over the last several months, the US economy continued to steadily grow and stocks moved higher. Watch this brief video to learn more about the themes your investment team has been watching recently, including the acceleration of US growth, the slowdown in overseas markets, and how we think about politics and investing.
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Explore themes discussed in the Quarterly Market Perspective video with these supplemental slides.
International tariffs and trade negotiations are making headlines. Watch our latest Manager Insights video to get your investment team's take on how global trade disputes could affect the US economy and your managed account.
Slowing earnings growth and rising rates triggered a sell-off.
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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