Mackenzie Investments publishes regular commentaries to help advisors and investors make sense of the markets, review the recent performances of funds and anticipate future outlooks. Read Mackenzie Investments’ quarterly, monthly and team commentaries for more information.
Latest Quarterly Commentary
U.S. markets experienced some volatility for the first time after a record-breaking run of subdued volatility. The current bull market is the second longest in history at 107 months and is third in amplitude at a 306.5% total gain from the March 9, 2009 low to January 26th when the most recent high was made.
Synchronized global growth persisted through the first quarter of 2018 despite some moderation in growth rates from elevated levels in late-2017.
The first quarter of 2018 proved to be significantly different from the last few years, as volatility returned to markets. Equities started the year on a strong footing, continuing on the path of the last two years, as investors cheered solid growth numbers and positive corporate earnings releases.