Stock markets rebounded from the pullback of the previous quarter, with the rally largely driven by the Federal Reserve’s move to pause interest rate hikes.
In both periods, company earnings were relatively strong, unemployment and consumer confidence numbers were good, and the economy was far from recession territory — so why did markets react so differently from one quarter to the next? Watch Webinar
Our portfolio managers discuss the economic factors affecting capital markets, the impact on investment performance and our 2019 outlook. Watch Webinar
Authors examine a number of issues of particular importance to rural electric co-ops, considering the economic implications for communities and the broader U.S. economy and market.
Investors faced two things in the final quarter of 2018: excellent economic reports, and sharply plunging stock markets. Recent activity has been strongly positive, but in the fourth quarter, there was a shock to the outlook for the months ahead.