The 2016 market correction is the second in just six months. Historically, it’s reasonable to expect a -10% equity market downturn once every 12-18 months. However, until last fall, the last correction was over five years ago. In addition to this most recent correction, the equity markets have been very volatile. Much of this volatility appears to be concerns about slowing global growth and by the dramatic drop in energy prices due to oversupply and lack of global demand. Here are our takes about some of the positives and negative things going on with the economy and the financial markets.