The return of volatility along with flat performance of stocks this year has many investors fixated on what may be just around the corner. There has been a tug of war between growing global economies & strong corporate earnings vs the potential of higher interest rates and concerns with trade wars.
With a fair amount of uncertainty in the markets you might be wondering if there is something we should be doing to take advantage of the possible growth or minimize the potential
In contrast to the relative market calm of 2017, volatility returned to equity markets in the first quarter of this year. Most global markets dropped sharply in early February, with some falling into correction territory (a decline of 10% or more). The initial decline was apparently due to market participants’ concern about rising inflation based on strong U.S. economic data.
Though they recovered somewhat over the ensuing weeks, equity indexes remained choppy through Febr