2017 was a great year for the economy and financial markets, but 2018 did not start out as expected. After a slowdown in economic growth and a stock market pullback, what can we expect for the remainder of the year?
Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s chief investment officer, looks at the four factors that will impact the economy’s growth:
- Consumer spending
- Business investment
- Government spending and investment
- Net exports
In addition, he examines how both the fixed income and equities markets should shape up for the rest of 2018.