Samantha T. Grant, CFA, CAIA
Assistant Vice President
It had been smooth sailing in equity markets since the first quarter’s bear market. The S&P 500 index eclipsed the February 19th all-time high and in August the volatility index grazed lows not seen since the beginning of the year. However, over the past week, equity markets have been in turmoil with the S&P 500 falling nearly 7.0% and the NASDAQ 100 falling into correction territory, declining 10.9% in the last three trading days.¹ The turmoil has been concentrated in the most unlikely place: growth stocks.
In this newsletter, we provide a recap of recent volatility in the U.S. equity markets and assess the sources of ongoing investor uncertainty.
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