April 9, 2019
BNY Mellon’s Lockwood issues Investment Insights for the second quarter, expects shifting economic data, market fundamentals
King of Prussia, Pa. — Markets continue to look past weaker global macroeconomic readings to potential better performance in the back half of the year, according to the Investment Insights issued today by BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors, Inc. (“Lockwood”).
Since the fourth quarter, such global growth concerns have lingered, according to the report, even as markets recorded a V-shaped recovery, with the S&P 500® Index posting its best first quarter since 1998.
“Markets are waiting for answers to questions about trade relations between the U.S. and China, Britain’s plan to exit the European Union, negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea, future monetary policy decisions, as well as further data points on U.S. and global growth,” said Matthew Forester, chief investment officer at BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors and the author of the report.
“While the equity market has moved higher even in the absence of such clarity, the bond market has been telling a different story, with a recent inverted yield curve spooking fears of an oncoming recession,” Forester added.
Highlights from the report include:
For more information on these trends, please visit www.lockwoodadvisors.com to view the full report and relevant disclosures.
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About BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors, Inc.
Lockwood Advisors, Inc. is a leading provider of managed account solutions. As a program sponsor, Lockwood offers access to some of the industry’s leading investment managers, provides independent research on separate account managers, and develops advisory solutions to help investment professionals meet the diverse needs of their clients.
Lockwood also offers discretionary portfolio management solutions through financial institutions and independent registered investment advisers. Lockwood Advisors, Inc. is an investment adviser registered in the United States under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, an affiliate of Pershing LLC and a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon).