Markets have bounced back nicely in 2019 after a volatile December due to concerns of rising rates, peak economic and earnings growth and geopolitical tensions.
A slowdown is coming sooner rather than later. Investor should remain cautiously optimistic to environment growth, with a bias on quality and eye on duration.
Momentum investing is a strategy which looks at relative trailing 6- and 12- month price performance when determining which stocks to overweight. 2018 has been a good year for momentum stocks, which are up an impressive 11.4%*.
The U.S. economy is growing at an above-trend pace, and the rest of the world seems to be finding its footing.
Fixed income has struggled thus far in 2018, with the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. aggregate down 1.6% year-to-date. But in this period of rising interest rates, not all fixed income is responding uniformly.
Trade was the hot topic of 2018, with the U.S. administration engaging in negotiations with many major trading partners.
After a dramatic escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China early last week, the Chinese yuan depreciated significantly against the U.S. dollar.
Dovish central banks, strong fundamentals and an improved outlook for China suggest that all stars are aligned for emerging markets. How long can the year-to-date rally continue?
J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Dr. David Kelly discusses the trade battle between China and the United States and its impact on investment portfolios.
With last year’s stock market volatility continuing into the first week of 2019, it is clear that investors are to an extent, the volatility seen at the end of 2018 was driven by concerns around the potential for an earnings recession in 2019.