Key Takeaways: Historical one year returns after bear market events are higher on average compared to overall market history. Market volatility during the year following a bear market event is higher, and uncertainty of the 1-year return is also higher. For long-term investors, staying invested during a bear market rather than acting on the worst possible outcomes can be a ...

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By Joy Zheng

Key Takeaways The first quarter was challenging for equity and especially fixed income investing against the backdrop of unexpectedly high inflation and rising rates resulting in elevated market volatility. Consistent with broad markets, New Frontier ETF portfolios delivered negative returns this quarter. Global Core and Tax-Sensitive performed in line and Multi-Asset Incom ...

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By Joy Zheng

Key Takeaways • Against the backdrop of rising inflation and a new variant of coronavirus, global equity markets proved remarkably resilient, ending the year strongly with double-digit returns. • New Frontier’s entire suite of ETF portfolios delivered positive returns in Q4, adding to the strong annual performance. • Consistent with major trends for the year, U.S. large-cap ...

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Many have been concerned about recent heightened volatility in US markets. Indeed, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) attained a high of 38.94 on Monday, January 24, 2022, a level not seen since October of 2020, and US indices had extreme intra-day movement on several days during the same week. Some of this volatility may be driven by anticipation of rising interest rates, but int ...

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