Economic Updates

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Goldilocks environment to persist, but valuations limit upside

Goldilocks environment to persist, but valuations limit upside

Q4 2017 | Capital Markets Outlook

The market appears to have little confidence in tax reform, and little concern about North Korea or Fed policy.

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Global growth quickens without inflation

Q4 2017 | Fixed Income Outlook

Beyond the United States, the global economy is growing in a synchronized fashion and firing on many cylinders.

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What could extend the equity rally?

Q4 2017 | Equity Outlook

Valuation levels alone are not a reason to stay away from equities.

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Economic Update for December 11, 2017

Economy

The Commerce Dept. stated that factory orders fell 0.1% and durable goods orders declined 0.8% in October. ...

The Commerce Dept. stated that factory orders fell 0.1% and durable goods orders d ...

Employment

The United States added 228,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1% in November, the ...

The United States added 228,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained unchanged ...

Profits

As of November 30, 2017, of the 497 S&P 500 Index companies reporting third-quarter earnings, 360 — or ...

As of November 30, 2017, of the 497 S&P 500 Index companies reporting third-qu ...

Emotion

The preliminary University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment ...

The preliminary University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment ...

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