Myriad Of Factors Drive Investor Sentiment Into “Risk-Off” Territory; Investors Should Maintain Defensive Posture While Also Revisiting U.S. Dollar Exposure

Portfolio Advisory Group

February 10, 2016

Global growth concerns, uncertain Federal Reserve interest rate policy, and derivative effects of low commodity prices continue to weigh heavily on investor sentiment. In particular, the prolonged slump in crude oil prices has resulted in large declines in spending by oil producers and is starting to exert stress within segments of the global financial system either through exposure to energy sector credit or apparent liquidation of assets by sovereign wealth funds…

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