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Mohamed A. El-Erian

What the Market Rebound Really Means

The best week of the year for U.S. equities leaves many questions open but suggests a clear strategy ahead. 

A sea of green.

A sea of green.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Investors heavily exposed to U.S. stocks just had their best week of the year. But the rebound also raised several questions related to market behavior, policy and economics. How they are answered will prove consequential not only for market prospects but for the global economy. And, notwithstanding the lack of decisive answers at this stage, there are already implications for investment portfolios.

Last week’s strong U.S. equity performance stood in stark contrast to two other market developments.