Q1 2016: Investors Focused on Market Volatility

The first quarter of 2016 saw global equity markets experience a sharp decline through mid-February, followed by a swift correction and recovery in March. In our quarterly investment insights report, we examine the Fed’s rate hike stabilization and how that affects our monitoring of corporate earnings reports. The energy sector has also stabilized, with low oil prices now considered the “new normal.” China’s massive government-backed infrastructure spending has led to significant job growth, providing a huge tailwind to Chinese and global GDP growth. Finally, we share perspectives on each major asset class, including some adjustments in light of the Fed’s delay of future rate hikes. 

 Read the full investment commentary here.