2015 Q2 Market Review

If you’re in the dark about what’s happening in the financial world, you might get caught off guard during bad market turns and fear can derail your retirement plans. Staying informed is a good habit that can help keep you on track. We try to make it easy by providing our readers with a summary of headlines and investment news from the past quarter in an easy-to-digest format.

Let Us Catch You Up

If you don’t have a lot of time, just check out pages 3 and 4. You’ll see the overall performance of stocks and bonds this quarter on page 3, and page 4 gives you an overview of major news events over the past 3 months.

An outline is included below, but be sure to download a full copy of the quarterly market summary.

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Notable Q2 Headlines

European Stocks Set New Record
US Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in 15 Years
Home Building Surges to Best Pace Since 2007
Economists See Bright Consumer Outlook
Red Flags Slow Pace for Rate Hikes
Oil Prices Gain in Second Quarter

Q2 Index Returns (April – June)

U.S Market +0 .14 %
Developed +0.48 %
Emerging +0.96%
Real Estate (-7.90%)
U.S Bond (-1.68%)
Global Bond (-3.19%)

Notable Highs

UAE + 10.85
Ireland + 7.40
Wheat + 19.26

Notable Lows

Indonesia ( -14.11)
New Zealand (-11.85)
Aluminum (- 7.25)

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