Market Overview – Q1 2015

04.17.2015 By

From our latest Investment Newsletter…

The threat of slowing growth and deflation were the predominant themes during the first three months of 2015. Based on mounting evidence, central bankers around the world intervened by lowering interest rates and enacting other quantitative easing measures or stimulus plans. Notable participants included Canada, the ECB, China, Japan, India and Australia. The impact of lower energy prices was cited by several central banks as having the potential to reduce inflation and act as a deflationary force. Absent from this list is the U.S. Federal Reserve. Given the relative strength of the U.S. economy, they reiterated their desire to gradually normalize monetary policy, subject to incoming economic data.

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