December CMO: Our 2019 Outlook


December 03, 2018

2018 started with the continuance of a 14-month market uptrend and extreme calm. Now with just one month left in the year, we’ve seen a change; there’s been a resurgence in volatility and a market sell-off of over 10% since the S&P 500 hit an all-time high in mid-September. As we think ahead to 2019, we consider the factors that will influence the financial markets and answer the question on the minds of many investors: Will 2019 bring the agitated markets of the fourth quarter, or a return to January’s calm?