Economic Updates

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

Investors weigh the effects of tax cuts and remaining QE

Investors weigh the effects of tax cuts and remaining QE

Q1 2018 | Capital Markets Outlook

Can 2018 match the market milestones of 2017?

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Solid growth makes central bank policy the key question

Q1 2018 | Fixed Income Outlook

The acceleration in global growth witnessed in 2017 should continue well into 2018, we believe, but likely with significant changes in its components.

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World markets enjoy rising GDP but face distinct issues

Q1 2018 | Equity Outlook

A remarkable year of performance from stocks worldwide raises many questions for investors as we begin 2018.

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Economic Update for February 12, 2018

Economy

The trade deficit widened to a nine-year high in December, the Commerce Dept. reported. The Fed stated cons ...

The trade deficit widened to a nine-year high in December, the Commerce Dept. repo ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 230,000 in the week ended January 27, 2018, according to the Labor ...

Initial jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 230,000 in the week ended January 27, 2018 ...

Profits

As of February 2, 2018, of the 248 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-quarter earnings, 191 — or ...

As of February 2, 2018, of the 248 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-qu ...

Emotion

The Bloomberg Economic Index slipped to 54.4 in the week ended Febr ...

The Bloomberg Economic Index slipped to 54.4 in the week ended Febr ...

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