After the U.S. equity sell-off in July, asset classes ended August on a strong note – providing a good reminder of the challenges of precisely anticipating market declines and rebounds.
September was a tough market environment, with all major asset classes posting negative returns for the month. Considering the events of September and the third quarter overall, this is not that surprising.
The latest Asset Class Dashboard update highlights three key points that might be useful in your next client meeting.
Only a few major asset classes posted positive returns in July. Here’s how to put last month’s markets in perspective.
June continued the trend of May’s relatively tame markets. No asset class posted a negative 12-month return, and many were meaningfully above their historical averages.
Low market volatility and positive returns across nearly all major asset classes in May 2014 can serve as a reminder that sometimes boring isn’t so bad after all.
Although market returns for the first four months of 2014 may not be scintillating, they’re solid with the appropriate perspective