The stock market has recovered since the correction earlier in 2016, but we remain concerned about what lies ahead.
The underlying economic fundamentals don’t point to a strong economy or sustained growth. This recovery is the most tepid of any in the post-World War II era. If one or more interest rate hikes occur in 2016, it is likely that markets will encounter some rough patches.
In markets like this, investors need to be prepared for volatility. One of the best ways to achieve that goal is making sure alternative investments are a key part of a portfolio.