My colleague Sam Millette, director, fixed income on Commonwealth’s Investment Management and Research team, helped me put together this month’s Market Risk Update. Thanks for the assist, Sam! Let’s take a closer look.
Equity markets fell in August as investors pulled back from riskier investments due to concerns about slowing economic growth. The S&P 500 lost 1.59 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.01 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.05 percent. Despite the drop in August, all three major indices remained in positive territory.
Given the concerns about slowing growth and inflation, we have kept the overall market risk level at yellow for now.
View a breakdown of the risks we’re watching in this SlideShare.