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Monthly Market Overview - December 2018


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November revisited the extreme equity market volatility of the previous month with the Russell 2000 small cap index down well over 10% from peak, and Treasury rates fell as markets were anticipating economic slowing in the coming year. Oil prices continued to fall, with WTI below $50 per barrel, and investment grade corporate spreads widened another 20 basis points against the backdrop of low liquidity and leverage concerns.

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