• Market volatility and a move to Treasuries in mid-March have been driven by liquidity concerns
  • In recent years, excess market liquidity introduced by the Fed and other central banks have helped to drive up corporate debt
  • It’s possible that low interest rates over recent years and the recent Fed rate cut have helped to exacerbate market volatility
  • Episodes of increased market turbulence and equity volatility are viewed as opportunities by long-term value investors
  • Over the short-term, Vaughan Nelson will look to actively manage risk and opportunities
Equity securities are volatile and can decline significantly in response to broad market and economic conditions. Smaller company investments can be more volatile than those of larger companies. Value investing carries the risk that a security can continue to be undervalued by the market for long periods of time. Short selling is speculative in nature and involves the risk of a theoretically unlimited increase in the market price of the security that can, in turn, result in an inability to cover the short position and a theoretically unlimited loss.

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