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Shares in U.S. equity markets fell in early August then edged higher into mid-September to end the quarter in positive territory. International equities advanced in the quarter in their local currencies, but fell slightly for U.S. investors, given the strong dollar headwind. As the Fed cut interest rates in July and Se…
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Shares in U.S. equity markets gained in Q2, despite declines in May due to increased concerns over the U.S.-China trade war. By the end of the quarter however, markets were supported by increasingly accommodative central banks and trade progress following the G20 Summit as both leaders agreed to get back to the negotia…
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Equity markets rose quickly at the start of the first quarter and dropped to a more cautious pace in March, rebounding from a weak end to 2018 as concerns over the China-U.S. trade dispute eased and central banks grew more accommodating. International equities recovered well in the first quarter and were also supported…
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2018 was a year of record highs and sharp reversals. The S&P 500 rose in the first three quarters and posted a decline for the year after a precipitous drop in the fourth quarter, a first ever for the index. International equities were down 11.5% in the quarter and down 14.2% for the year. A strong U.S. dollar, trade t…
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The economy has continued to see improvement. U.S. equities gained 3.9% in the second quarter coming off a negative start to the year when volatility increased and inflation concerns loomed. U.S. core fixed income experienced pressure as the Fed decided to hike interest rates for a second time in 2018. Oil prices moved…