It has been a very eventful start to the year. The price of gold bullion rose during the month as concerns of global financial risk intensified.
Despite a highly volatile start to the year, moat-rated companies in the
U.S. and around the world outperformed their respective broad markets, although it was a negative month for equities overall.
angels, corporate high yield bonds that were originally issued with investment
grade credit ratings, proved more
resilient than the broad
high yield bond market in 2015. Fallen angels were helped by higher average credit quality and lower average exposure to the energy sector.
The "new normal" is officially dead. You probably read or heard about the now obsolete term in the past year but it doesn’t apply to 2016, where we find ourselves propelled through the first quarter by change, uncertainty, and volatility.
2015 was a tough year for emerging markets (EM) and there is considerable uncertainty among investors about the asset class as we enter 2016. But we see promising opportunities for growth in China and other EM countries.
Madison Square Garden was first added to the Index when the company was spun out from Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC), in 2010.
In my last post, I touched upon the attractiveness of the marketplace lending sector. With global markets experiencing continued volatility, we hope to provide a look into what is driving the relatively attractive returns from online loans.
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