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 17, 2017

Economy

The Commerce Dept. reported sales of wholesale goods and services grew 0.4% and wholesale inventories ...

The Commerce Dept. reported sales of wholesale goods and services grew 0.4% and wh ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 247,000 in the week ended January 7, 2017, according to the L ...

Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 247,000 in the week ended January 7, 2017 ...

Profits

As of January 4, 2017, of the 12 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-quarter earnings, 14 beat an ...

As of January 4, 2017, of the 12 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-quarter ...

Emotion

The University of Michigan's preliminary reading of the index of consumer sentiment slipped to 98.1 in ...

The University of Michigan's preliminary reading of the index of consumer sentimen ...

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