August finished as a relatively quiet month in the capital markets compared to June. Maintaining a disciplined approach and staying diversified can help investors if volatility returns to the markets this fall.
Markets in September quickly shook off the volatility of the early days of the month, finishing the third quarter of 2016 in positive territory for most asset classes.
Following a volatile end to the second quarter, most global capital markets bounced back with strong performance in July turning all asset classes positive for the year-to-date.
Markets in June 2016 responded to the surprising Brexit decision. Russell Investments’ CIOs share their insights.
Global markets were generally flat in May 2016.
Stable economic fundamentals contributed to a rebound at the end of February 2016 that helped global equities end the month only modestly negative while fixed income markets rallied.
Against a backdrop of modest, but positive, economic growth in developed markets, the global equity market selloff in January appeared oversold driven by investor sentiment.