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
Equity markets were strong in the second quarter, rebounding from the sharp drop at the end of the first quarter. On a year to date basis, despite considerable volatility, developed markets are relatively flat. The overall economic backdrop continues to be supportive, with corporate earnings rising, which should be reflected in stock prices over time.
Global capital markets in the second quarter have been dominated by continued threats of trade war, political uncertainty in Europe and developments in the energy markets.
The first half of 2018 presented investors with potential reasons to be either optimistic or uncertain about markets looking ahead. On the one hand, the domestic growth story in the US seems to be relatively strong, braced by the tax cuts, fiscal, and deregulation agenda put in place by the Trump administration.