As the market approaches year end, investors and pundits have renewed their focus on Federal Reserve (“Fed”) Chairman Jerome Powell. As volatility gripped markets throughout October, after Powell’s decidedly hawkish comments, more recent statements from the Fed have been enlightening.
With Federal Reserve (Fed) officials continuing to raise short-term interest rates, ostensibly to normalize credit market conditions and to prevent the U.S. economy from “overheating,” struggles on the periphery could point to trouble for E.U. and U.S. economies.
The mid cap space offers a unique opportunity for investors. This overview of the space will get you up to speed on what companies make up the universe, the different indices, and its risk return history.
President Trump’s ‘tweets across the bow’ to major U.S. trading partners continue to raise concerns that a full blown “trade war” is brewing. However, as many have begun to understand, our somewhat unpredictable President actually has a large degree of predictability about him.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. We see this time as presenting a great opportunity for actively managed and proactive portfolios. While passive investing presents unique opportunities for investors downside protection should not be forgotten.