We’ve Come So Far, but Maybe It Was Too Fast

September 09, 2020 | Samantha T. Grant, CFA, CAIA, Assistant Vice President, Colleen Flannery, Research Analyst

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.

Read > We’ve Come So Far, but Maybe It Was Too Fast

 

The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

Samantha T. Grant, CFA, CAIA
Assistant Vice President

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Colleen Flannery
Research Analyst

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