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4th Quarter 2018 Review

It was a tumultuous quarter for investors. Stocks on the S&P 500 saw their worst quarterly performance since 2011, while bond yields fell to levels from earlier in the year. Read more from our experts in the full review.
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4th Quarter 2018 Economy in Focus

In this report we review the recent performance of the economy and our outlook for 2019.
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More Insights from Our Private Bank Team

US Stocks Fall As Quarterly Earnings Roll In

Potential for "Summer Swoon" says Huntington Bank CIO Chief Investment Officer John Augustine on Bloomberg TV. John discussed a wide variety of topics during his live interview, addressing the lack of recent market volatility, earnings season to and the Private Bank's economic expectations for the rest of the year.

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Can We Keep Our Economic Expansion Going?

In the U.S. economy, we start 2019 in our 10th year of the current economic expansion, 10 years away from the bear market of the Great Recession, and over a year into a landscape-altering tax bill favoring American businesses. Our thoughts for the American economy and investors now turn to longevity, volatility and rationality.

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US Politics are likely to be a “noisy stalemate" until 2020

Chief Investment Officer John Augustine appeared on CNBC’s “Street Signs” to discuss the latest factors impacting U.S. markets and investors.

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Spotlight in the News

  • CNBC: No earnings recession, says Huntington Private Bank CIO 1/29/19, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine weighs in on corporate earnings, whether there’s an earnings recession and what it means for investors. Watch Video
  • Bloomberg Radio: Private Bank on Bloomberg Radio, 1/28/19, Director of Investment Management Chad Oviatt shares perspective on market volatility, our 2019 outlook and how we’re looking out for clients. Listen Now
  • CNBC: John Augustine on CNBC 12/4/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine discusses today’s market turbulence, including the big market sell-off, and concerns of slowing economic growth on CNBC's "Power Lunch." Watch Video
  • Cheddar: John Augustine on Cheddar 12/3/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine shared economic insights during an interview on Cheddar TV from the New York Stock Exchange. Watch Video
  • Huntington Investment Management Team: 12/5/18, Chief Economist George Mokrzan shares the latest Huntington Footprint State Economic Reports. Read Now
  • Reuters: Licking their wounds, fund managers prep for rally in ’19, 12/7/18, Director of Investment Management Chad Oviatt discusses how Huntington is finding opportunities in this challenging market. Read Now
  • Huntington Investment Management Team: 7/11/18, U.S. trade policy is becoming very proactive. In our view, the U.S. has multiple objectives, which we highlight in this report. Read Now
  • Bloomberg Radio: We Might Buy This Dip, 6/26/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine had an insightful conversation about market predictions for the remainder of 2018. Listen Now
  • Cheddar: Dow Closes Down Over 300 Points, 5/25/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine joined Cheddar to discuss the market meltdown. Watch Video
  • Smart Business: Understanding the stages of the financial life cycle, 4/27/18, Senior Vice President Robert Klug spoke with Smart Business about a comprehensive approach to wealth management for business owners. Read Now

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Economy in Focus

Quarterly Reviews

  • 1st Quarter 2018 Review The major focus of the first quarter of 2018 has been managing volatility. Read summaries from our experts on the economy, fixed income and equity markets and how we're keeping our focus for the rest of the year. Read PDF
  • 4th Quarter 2017 Review  There was a change in view for business, the economy and corporate earnings during the fourth quarter. Read PDF
  • 3rd Quarter 2017 Review  The third quarter of 2017 provided investors with generally above-average returns, adding to gains for the year. Read PDF
  • 2nd Quarter 2017 Review  The second quarter of 2017 provided financial market investors with decent returns: Major domestic stock indexes gained in the 1-3% range – led higher by healthcare stocks. Major international stock indexes achieved gains in the 6% range. Read PDF
  • 1st Quarter 2017 Review  The 2017 1st Quarter rewarded investors in balanced portfolios with respectable returns. According to Lipper, the average balanced mutual fund returned 4.17% during the quarter. Read PDF

News Archive

  • Bloomberg: Crash Course in Market Timing Shows Cost of Being Wrong at the Tops, 4/5/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine shares our perspective on the topic, such as the cost of "bailing too soon." Read Now
  • Forbes: Forbes Features Huntington Insights on Market, Economy, 3/14/18, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine talks to Forbes about three big factors impacting the markets and what they mean for investors. 
  • Bloomberg: Stock Recovery Gets Its Grove Back, Chief Investment Officer John Augustine shared our thoughts on the market rebound. Read Now
  • CNN: Strong start to 2018; how long will it last? John Augustine, chief investment officer, discusses 2018 predictions. Watch Video
  • Bloomberg: Are we in store for a good new year?  John Augustine, chief investment officer, discusses 2018 predictions. Watch Video
  • Bloomberg: FOMO comes to Wall Street, Financial strategists, including John Augustine, our chief investment officer, discuss the fear of missing out (FOMO) on the "Great Market Melt-Up." Read Now
  • CNBC: S&P 500 earnings set to be robust this year, 1/17/18, S&P 500 earnings are expected to rise and the energy sector could prove to be a wild card, says John Augustine, chief investment officer. Watch Video

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