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Market Rebound From Worst Start in History?

Not Out of the Woods Yet! The first quarter of 2016 was anything but boring. Fears of potential recession caused U.S. stocks to fall more than 10% in just the first 10 days of the new year. By quarter- end, U.S. stocks bounced back into positive territory as the S&P 500® Index illustrated in the graph below, but we contend that this rebound is anything but stable. To explain the drastic fall, three factors were largely pointed to by analysts: China, oil prices, and potential interest rate hikes. Let's start with China. Stocks there plummeted 23% in January responding to slowing bank and corporate bond issuances.1 The Bank of China then pumped 870 billion yuan into the market to provide at le

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