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Market update: Third quarter 2015

Uneven global growth led to flattish markets; a benign environment likely going forward.

Each quarter, Fidelity's Asset Allocation Research Team (AART) compiles a comprehensive quarterly market update—with analysis of the past quarter and what it may mean for the quarter ahead—to provide asset allocation recommendations for Fidelity’s portfolio managers and investment teams.

The package includes:

  • Six key takeaways for the third quarter 2015
  • A 50-page comprehensive report with a Q2 2015 market summary and in-depth analysis on the economy/macro backdrop, U.S. stock markets, international stock markets and global assets, fixed income markets, asset allocation themes, and an outlook for Q3 2015.

Six key takeaways

Q3 2015: six key takeaways Uneven global growth led to flattish markets; a benign environment likely going forward.

Complete Q3 2015 report

Complete Quarterly Market Update Dig into 50 pages of charts, data, and analysis on Q2 2015. Read the pdf or interactive pdf.
The Asset Allocation Research Team (AART) conducts economic, fundamental, and quantitative research to develop dynamic asset allocation recommendations for the Global Asset Allocation Division of Fidelity Asset Management (FAM), the investment management arm of Fidelity Investments. Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, director, Dirk Hofschire, senior vice president, Jake Weinstein, senior analyst, and Austin Litvak, senior analyst, contributed to this report.
The information presented above reflects the opinions of Dirk Hofschire, CFA, senior vice president, asset allocation research, and Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, director of asset allocation research, as of July 9, 2015. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Fidelity or any other person in the Fidelity organization and are subject to change at any time based on market or other conditions. Fidelity disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views may not be relied on as investment advice and, because investment decisions for a Fidelity fund are based on numerous factors, may not be relied on as an indication of trading intent on behalf of any Fidelity fund.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification/asset allocation does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

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First second 2015 update

Increased volatility is likely, a rate spike unlikely, and European stocks look favorable.