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The housing market faces demographic headwind, with population slowing dramatically for several reasons; which has resulted in diminished demand for housing.
This equity market rally is driven by several factors – Fed easing, fears of a recession and what can be characterized as a trade truce, says David Lebovitz.
Market downturn, bear market
Last year, buybacks were all the rage; this year, the pace of share repurchases has slowed, but the pace of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has accelerated.
Investors are concerned about the deterioration of corporate debt quality, marked by lower credit ratings and a large share of covenant-lite issuance in the loan market.
Improving credit fundamentals, light tax-exempt supply and robust demand have driven the strong performance of municipal bonds in 2019.