Economic Updates

Keep up to date on the global economy and its impact on markets.

Balance optimism on earnings with caution about Congress

Balance optimism on earnings with caution about Congress

Q1 2017 | Capital Markets Outlook

Rising GDP, interest rates, and energy prices have helped the market

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The end of the era of unlimited central bank support

Q4 2016 | Fixed Income Outlook

The current environment may be relatively benign for risky assets — particularly out-of-index opportunities ranging from high-yield bonds and bank loans to securitized debt and select emerging markets.

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Keeping fundamentals in focus as markets shift

Q4 2016 | Equity Outlook

Despite the market’s seeming calm through most of the third quarter, a number of undercurrents could challenge equities in the final months of 2016.

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Economic Update for January 23, 2017

Economy

The BLS reported the CPI rose 0.3% and the core CPI was up by 0.2% in December. The Fed noted industri ...

The BLS reported the CPI rose 0.3% and the core CPI was up by 0.2% in December. Th ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 234,000 in the week ended January 14, 2017 according to the L ...

Initial jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 234,000 in the week ended January 14, 201 ...

Profits

As of January 12, 2017, of the 29 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-quarter earnings, 20 be ...

As of January 12, 2017, of the 29 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-qua ...

Emotion

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to 45.2 in the week ended January 15, 2017, up from 45.1 in ...

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to 45.2 in the week ended January 15, 20 ...

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