The Big Picture May 2018: Japan: 28 years and counting
The first quarter of 2018 was characterized by considerable global uncertainty over political developments in North and South Korea, the future of energy prices, the escalating rhetoric surrounding international trade balances and a seemingly endless barrage of U.S. political news. Not surprisingly, this confluence was accompanied by a commensurate increase in market volatility. While many of the world’s equity indexes were near new highs at the beginning of the year, the increase in volatility led to widespread market corrections. Learn more.