September 2015 – Economic Review
Stock markets fell during September as investors confronted a dearth of positive economic news.
On September 17, the S&P 500 began a slide that would see it lose 5.7% over eight days, with concurrent losses of similar magnitude across non-U.S. stocks. The Federal Reserve (FOMC), citing the need to better assess inflation, employment and foreign financial developments, held interest rates steady.
In this issue:
- Equity Index Technicals Turn Negative
- Inflation Remains Very Low
- Central Bank Interest Rates
- Market Returns as of September 30, 2015