2nd Quarter 2019 Economic and Financial Markets Summary

Charles Dickens famously wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of time, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Charles Dickens could easily have been describing the performance of stocks for the second quarter of 2019. What caused the volatility during the second quarter and how did markets close the first half of 2019? What can investors expect from stocks going forward?