Category: Asset Allocation

Asset Class Overview – May 2016

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Asset Class Overview As unconventional as it is, stock and bond prices moved higher in April as dovish global monetary policy supported both markets. The bond market continued to benefit from easy central bank policies as well as lingering global growth concerns that provided an additional bid for safe haven bonds. The Barclays Aggregate Index, a measure of the...

Asset Class Overview – April 2016

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Asset Class Overview Uneventful would be an absolutely horrendous adjective to use to describe what transpired in financial markets during the first quarter of 2016, but you’d never know it looking at year-to-date performance. Financial asset prices mounted an impressive March rally to close out the first quarter aided by easy global monetary policy, rising oil prices, and diminished...

Asset Class Overview – March 2016

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Asset Class Overview After an early month sell-off, solid U.S. economic data, stability in China, and recovering oil prices all helped provide a better tone to risk markets during February. The MSCI World Index, a measure of developed world equity markets, reached multi-year lows before recouping some of the early month losses, returning a negative 0.67% for the month...