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Poor Showing in 2015 Gives Way to Opportunities in 2016


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Poor Showing in 2015 Gives Way to Opportunities in 2016

Most investors would rather forget 2015, as diversification worked against them and resulted in negative returns. The bright spot for the economy was consumer spending on durables, which resulted in robust spending on housing and automobiles. Europe is struggling to grow, the Chinese economy has stalled and the Middle East continues to suffer from ISIS and civil wars in Syria and Yemen. However, 2016 could be a good year for investors if the Fed moves slowly in raising interest rates and China has a soft landing.

Read more and get an outlook for the year in Mac Johnston's latest Investment Overview.

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