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Second Quarter 2016

Q2 2016 A referendum was held to determine the fate of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Leading up to the vote, numerous polls were conducted to gauge the mood of the British people and determine the probability of the U.K. leaving the European Union (E.U.). Yet with so much at stake… Read more »

First Quarter 2016

Q1 2016 Financial Market Update: At their worst level, global stocks were down 19.2% in early February from the 52-week high reached during May of the prior year. The drop was just shy of the 20% decline required for entry into a bear… Read more »

2015 Year End

2015 Year End Financial Market Update: Volatility increased for investors in 2015. Domestic stocks experienced 10 days of a 2% or greater price movement, the largest number since 2011. This volatility was relatively minor when compared to locally traded Chinese shares that experienced 85…Read more »

Third Quarter 2015

Q3 2015 Financial Market Update: Concerns surrounding excess supply and weak prices for commodities, disappearing profits in the energy sector, a general contraction in corporate earnings, and evidence of slowing growth in the Chinese economy led to increased levels of anxiety in the financial markets. Global stocks declined and experienced their worst quarter since…Read more »

Second Quarter 2015

Q2 2015 Financial Market Update: Performance was muted during the second quarter, with global stocks increasing only 0.3% and core bonds falling 1.7%. More noteworthy, however, was the return of volatility in certain areas of the financial markets…Read more »