Voya Investment Management Market Perspectives
2015 Forecast: Sustainable Global Expansion Driven by Tectonic Shifts
As we enter the new year, the global economy is on a sustainable growth trajectory that will
provide a catalyst to financial markets and a source of strength for corporate profits.
Global Perspectives: Weekly Commentary and Statistics
U.S. stocks took their first weekly loss in two months as plummeting oil prices stoked fears of deflation in the global economy. The DJIA and S&P 500 recorded their worst weekly losses in more than two-and-a-half years; the Nasdaq also posted a loss. European and Asian bourses sustained losses similar to or worse than U.S. markets.
Asset Allocation Views: Bank of Japan Takes the Baton
As the Federal Reserve continues to back away from extraordinary accommodation, other central banks — the Bank of Japan and People’s Bank of China, most notably— are ramping up their efforts, to the delight of risk markets.
Fixed Income Perspectives - November 2014
Fixed income markets have rallied in recent weeks thanks to solid U.S. data and an unexpected liquidity boost from the Bank of Japan. And though the Fed is likely to be cautious in eventually raising interest rates, the renewed market volatility may persist.
Market Review -- November 2014: Perfect From Now On
Markets in November continued to shake off their early-autumn discontent, and all-time highs again became the norm for certain equity indexes. And while it was hoped that the sharp decline in oil prices would help fuel the next leg of the rally, recent market activity suggests the sailing may not be as smooth as perhaps anticipated.
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.