Last week, optimism around U.S. monetary and fiscal policy action propelled domestic equities to have their best week since March 2009. While this market performance was in sharp contrast to the prior week when U.S. equities had their worst week since 2008, it continues a pattern of extreme volatility. While we would like to paint a positive picture for investors going forward, we continue to believe the news and, consequently, the stock market will struggle. The positive news surrounding the fiscal and monetary stimulus helps the economy but significant market improvement may not occur until we see positive news on the transmission of the virus.
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