Voya Investment Management Market Perspectives
Global Perspectives 2014 Midyear Update
Markets have looked past the early-2014 economic cold spell as fundamentals heat up and systemic risks wane.
Global Perspectives: Weekly Commentary and Statistics
Though geopolitical risks remained elevated throughout the week, corporate earnings mostly dictated the direction of each trading session. While the DJIA posted its biggest weekly loss since early June thanks to a couple of high-profile earnings misses, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq delivered slight gains. Yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury fell again this week, and the 30-year bond approached a 13-month low. The CBOE Volatility Index finished higher.
Midyear Equity Market Update
The global economic and equity outlook presented in
this update primarily reflects the views of our Multi-
Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) team rather than
those of our Fundamental Equity platform, which does
not make macroeconomic forecasts. The views are
drawn from the MASS team’s long-term capital market
forecasts (extending through 2023) and its current
short-term economic forecast (through 2015).
Fixed Income Perspectives - July 2014
Despite the unsettling excitations emanating from Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, the intensified
Israel/Palestine conflict and an unsteady Portuguese bank, the good vibrations of low volatility
keep a-happenin’ for fixed income markets. That’s because the market remains captivated by the
lulling tide of global liquidity, with just about every major central bank locked into accommodative
monetary policy for the foreseeable future.
Market Review -- June 2014
June 2014: Remember to Forget Ever-surging equity markets appeared content during June to treat the first quarter’s weather-assisted economic shellacking as little more than a peculiarity on which it is best not to dwell. Indexes continued to churn higher — the S&P 500, for example, posted eight new closing highs last month alone — in the face of basement-level volatility as investors focused on improving economic data and expectations for accelerating earnings growth.
Market Review: First Quarter 2014: Beneath the Waves, an Ocean
First Quarter 2014: Beneath the Waves, an Ocean Markets turned choppy in the first quarter, buffeted by everything from weather-related economic softness to the leadership transition at the Fed to an emboldened Russia flexing its muscles in the Black Sea. Despite the tumult, a number of domestic equity markets surged to new record highs during the period, suggesting a steady supply of support below the potentially destabilizing swells.