September 2015 – Economic Review

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.

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In this issue:

  • Equity Index Technicals Turn Negative
  • Inflation Remains Very Low
  • Central Bank Interest Rates
  • Market Returns as of September 30, 2015