Several years of below average market volatility has been replaced by volatility levels last experienced in 2012. Items forefront in the financial media today as causes of the heightened volatility include China, the commodity price crash, higher US interest rates and widening credit spreads. These concerns are anecdotal to the broader overriding issue which is the risk of slowing global growth and the related difficulties. Attached is a quick update on several of these factors.
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