This milestone focuses on external factors that can cause markets to move as well as how and why those factors influence performance. External factors can include economic environments, social and political factors, and interest rates and inflation. You will also include an analysis of different investment vehicles (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) in different economic climates. This information will be used later in the final report to inform your conclusions about the company’s market selection. For additional details, please refer to the Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric document.