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Market Thoughts 2.3.2014

Eric Freedman
CAPTRUST Chief Investment Officer

Capital markets continue to wobble as February begins, and today’s volatility across global stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities demonstrate heightened investor worries. Concerns have shifted from a few emerging market countries with currency fluctuations (including Brazil, India, and Hungary) to questions over China’s growth rate and now the focus is on the U.S. and whether economic momentum remains in its favor. While we remain optimistic about the global economy’s potential, capital markets have been relatively complacent about risks. We see the proverbial glass as still “half full,” albeit a little less full than from our vantage point at the end of 2013, irrespective of recent market movements.

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