With equity and bond markets selling off this week, it seems like the market pullback we have been expecting for a few months already has arrived. However, at Russell we’re looking through this period of uncertainty and encourage investors to do the same.
The Russell 1000® Index lost 3.8% between hitting its most recent market high on May 21, 2013 and June 5, 2013. What do we at Russell make of this pullback? Not much – except to stick to our view that U.S. equities are currently still more attractive than cash and bonds.
It’s been almost exactly one year since last year’s “sell in May” market bottom. We’ve come a long way since then – which just makes me love equities over cash and bonds all the more.
New Year’s Day has come and gone, the “deadline” for the fiscal cliff has passed and a deal of sorts has been reached. In an ungainly process the market got what it needed, if not what it wanted. The deal that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on January 1 was effectively the bare minimum needed to allay the fears of the market for the time being.
The markets have not made investing easy over the past four years – especially for those investors who have been sitting on cash, waiting for perfect clarity to arrive before getting back into the market. Those investors may be worrying themselves to the poor house.
The markets have been off to a good start, and better than most expected this year. And yet, with the news headlines about Europe remaining almost universally negative and the U.S. economy showing signs of strengthening, some investors have been questioning the wisdom of holding equities of companies incorporated in Europe. Russell’s view Yes we think
This message discusses whether Russell’s 2012 market forecast will be adjusted, or if we expect a flat market for the rest of the year. As events continue to unfold about the global markets, Russell Investments’ experts will continue to share their insights with you. A straightforward question, but not so simple answer Our market