For investors in US equities, October was a painful month. But at least we did not suffer alone - it was a brutal month for almost every asset class. Amid fear and panic selling, only gold posted a meaningfully positive return.
The campaign fury in the build-up to the US mid-term elections may have been a factor in 'Red October', which saw the S&P 500 take a 10% intra-month hit.
Week-long tour of the US
Household debt has fallen
The US economy is on its way to experiencing the longest growth cycle in history. The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates eight times since December 2015 in an effort to normalise monetary policy, and this has fuelled the debate about when the cycle...
Industry Voice: Lyxor ETF's guide to investing in US Equities
Increased by ten percentage points
After the S&P 500 index's 10% rally from the beginning of May to the end of August in dollar terms, investors have begun to question whether further gains are possible by year end.
Markets rose following result
US heads to the polls on Tuesday
US Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, recently described the conventional approach to setting US interest rates as "navigating by the stars".
Ahead of mid-term elections
This has been the longest bull market on record. This late in the business cycle, we believe it is worth focusing in particular on the merits of investing in US defence stocks.
Concerns about corporate and economic growth
After an unusually calm 2017, we have seen volatility return to equities across the globe, with many markets seeing growth moderate.
The beauty of the US small- to mid-cap (SMID) space, which ranges from budding IPOs to more well-established firms, is many companies are still under the radar.
A litany of problems on Capitol Hill
'This time may be different': Investors urged not to ignore warning signs from 'gut-churning' market sell-off
Concerns raised over Fed tightening and US market slump
The US stockmarket, riding high on the Donald Trump administration's expansionary fiscal policy, is now in the longest bull run in history, surpassing the previous record that was set between October 1990 and the bursting of the tech bubble in March 2000....
Experienced record equity markets
S&P to launch Communication Services sector
Despite being considered expensive by some investors, the US equity market remains, for seasoned stockpickers, one of the most interesting places in the world to invest.