January 2016 – Economic Review

January 2016 - Economic Review

During January, investors were reminded that unwinding the extraordinary liquidity extended by central banks, which started in August 2007, will be a painful process.

Stocks tumbled as trading started in 2016, against the backdrop of the Federal Reserve’s solitary position amongst central banks to see the need to raise interest rates.

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In this issue:

  • Markets React to Central Banks
  • Low Interest Rates Expected For Many Years
  • U.S. Manufacturing Continues to Contract
  • Market Returns as of January 31, 2016