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.
Notable Q3 Headlines
US and Cuba Set to Formally Reestablish Diplomatic Relations
Existing Home Sales Surge, Prices Hit Record
US Oil Prices Fall to Six-Year Low
Eurozone Economic Growth Slows
Consumers Take on More Debt, Signaling Confidence in Economy
US Second Quarter GDP Grows 3.9%
Q3 Index Returns (July – September)
U.S Market -7.25 %
Developed -10.57 %
Real Estate (-0.54%)
U.S Bond (+1.23%)
Global Bond (+2.01%)
US Bond + 1.23
Global Bond + 2.01
Lean Hogs + 13.42
Singapore ( -18.79)
WTI Crude Oil (- 27.39)