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Outlook 2018 | Return of the Business Cycle

Outlook 2018 | Return of the Business Cycle

Over the past eight years, extraordinarily accommodative monetary policy has served as the primary catalyst for spurring continued economic growth in the U.S. and around the globe.

Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle

Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle

Over the past eight years, extraordinarily accommodative monetary policy has served as the primary catalyst for spurring continued economic growth in the U.S. and around the globe.

Market Update | February 15, 2018

Market Update | February 15, 2018

Major U.S. indexes reversed sharp premarket losses; finished up 1%. Unexpected jump in consumer inflation triggered sell-off in futures, but stocks regrouped and marched higher throughout the session.

Search for Income | Q4 2017

Search for Income | Q4 2017

The trend of yield curve flattening continued in the fourth quarter, as short-term yields rose considerably, with more muted moves in longer-term yields.

Portfolio Compass | February 2018

Portfolio Compass | February 2018

COMPASS CHANGES Upgraded industrial metals view from neutral to neutral/positive. Click here to download a PDF of this report. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Our 2018 earnings forecast for S&P 500 Index companies is $147.50 per share, a forecast that may prove conservative....

Weekly Market Commentary – February 12, 2018

After months of eerie calm, stock market volatility has returned. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) – a measure of how turbulent investors expect stock markets to be during the next 30 days.

Weekly Market Commentary – February 5, 2018

Some pundits have been drawing comparisons between the performance of the Dow last Friday and Black Monday, the memorable day in 1987 when the index shed 508 points in a single day.

Weekly Market Commentary – January 29, 2018

Publicly-traded companies report their earnings and sales numbers for the previous quarter in the current quarter. For example, fourth quarter’s sales and earnings are reported during the first quarter of the year…

Weekly Market Commentary – January 16, 2018

In its 2018 forecast, Goldman Sachs indicated it expected to see “a gradual increase in global core inflation, albeit to levels that are still below central bank targets in most places.

Market Update | February 15, 2018

Major U.S. indexes reversed sharp premarket losses; finished up 1%. Unexpected jump in consumer inflation triggered sell-off in futures, but stocks regrouped and marched higher throughout the session.

Search for Income | Q4 2017

The trend of yield curve flattening continued in the fourth quarter, as short-term yields rose considerably, with more muted moves in longer-term yields.

Portfolio Compass | February 2018

COMPASS CHANGES Upgraded industrial metals view from neutral to neutral/positive. Click here to download a PDF of this report. INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Our 2018 earnings forecast for S&P 500 Index companies is $147.50 per share, a forecast that may prove conservative....

Inflation Surprises to the Upside

The potential for rising inflation has been on the collective mind of market participants in recent weeks, following a larger than expected uptick in wage inflation in the January employment report.

Market Update | February 14, 2018

Domestic equities closed higher for third consecutive day; overall calm trading with focus shifting back towards corporate earnings and upcoming economic releases.

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