2019 SIA Perspectives
Click on the titles below to access our newsletters.SIA Perspectives – 2019 Quarter 1
Heading into January, storms were still brewing over the independence of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Poor forecasts for trade talks between the U.S. and China, protests in France, Brexit anxiety and the shutdown of the U.S. government, clouded investor sentiment and confidence. As a reminder, a downpour of technical factors, including forced selling of securities to take advantage of tax losses, pushed many stock market benchmarks into “bear market territory” in 2018, which represented declines of 20% from recent highs reached in the 3rd quarter.