Oil Up, Bonds Down and Equities Volatile
May 2015, PCM Quant Coalescence
Happy Spring and welcome to better weather! Before we get into the May analysis, we would like to point out that we have enhanced our website at http://www.pcminvestment.com. One of the main enhancements is that we now include performance for both our indexes and our composites as applicable. Also new; you will be asked to enter your email address to get into the website. There will be no password required, so you won't have to worry about forgetting it. This is partly due to helping us stay in compliance with requirements in our industry that we know who ha.... Read More..
What in the world is going on?
A brief review of 2014 financial markets and what it may mean for 2015:
With the exception of the US, India and China, the world's equity markets were down in 2014. Japan was down 7.4% and officially entered into a recession. The three largest European markets; the U.K., Germany, and France were down 13 plus percent and their economies are very close to following Japan into a recession.
The Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, led by Oil and Precious Metals fell 33%. This in turn led to significant losses in commodity export economies/stock markets such as Russia, down 49%, Brazil, down 18.2% and Australia, down .... Read More...
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