Economic Updates

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

Recalculating the <em>if</em> and <em>when</em> of stimulus

Recalculating the if and when of stimulus

Q2 2017 | Capital Markets Outlook

Stocks have risen on expectations since the November election, but the rally may pause until real changes are implemented.

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Global reflation at a crossroads

Q2 2017 | Fixed Income Outlook

As growth edges higher globally, fixed-income fundamentals remain strong.

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Positive forces could extend market momentum in 2017

Q1 2017 | Equity Outlook

Amid broad market enthusiasm for pro-growth policies and the restoration of global economic health, we remain alert to potential risks.

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Economic Update for April 24, 2017

Economy

Housing starts fell 6.8% in March, the Commerce Dept. noted. The Fed reported that industrial production gr ...

Housing starts fell 6.8% in March, the Commerce Dept. noted. The Fed reported that ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 244,000 in the week ended April 15, 2017, according to the Labor D ...

Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 244,000 in the week ended April 15, 2017, ...

Profits

As of April 13, 2017, of the 29 S&P 500 Index companies reporting first-quarter earnings, 22 beat an ...

As of April 13, 2017, of the 29 S&P 500 Index companies reporting first-quarte ...

Emotion

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index declined to 49.9 in the week ended April 16, 2017, from 51.0 in the pr ...

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index declined to 49.9 in the week ended April 16, ...

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