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Granite Investment Partners - Interest Rates, Market Volatility

Posted by WrapManager's Investment Policy Committee

August 13, 2015

Granite Investment Partners provides their reflections on the second quarter. Topics discussed are mixed economic data, weaker GDP growth and the question on everyone's mind, when the Fed will raise interest rates. 


Market remains little changed amidst volatility

The market remained largely range-bound in the quarter and for the year. The S&P 500 index ended the quarter basically flat, gaining +0.28%, bringing year-to-date total return for the first half of 2015 to +1.23%. Investors remain in somewhat of a holding pattern as they continue to monitor signals from the Federal Reserve in anticipation of the end of the prolonged period of easy domestic monetary policy. Market consensus has shifted expectations for the first rate hike forward into September, albeit with a fair amount of uncertainty due to conflicting economic data signals.

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Specializing in Small Cap Growth: Granite Investment Partners

April 1, 2014
For investors seeking to add a small cap growth component to their diversified portfolio, or for those looking to replace their existing small cap money manager, we’d recommend considering the Granite Investment Partners Small Cap Growth Equity portfolio as an option. The Granite Small Cap Growth portfolio seeks to consistently outperform the Russell 2000 Growth Index over a full market cycle (3-5 years), while also assuming less than commensurate risk.1 To learn more about the Granite Small Cap Growth portfolio’s performance versus the Russell 2000 Growth Index, and to compare it to other small cap growth money managers, please give one of our Wealth Managers a call at 1-800-541-7774. You can also request more information by filling out this form. [+] Read More