Economic Updates

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

The Fed may be ahead of the curve

The Fed may be ahead of the curve

Q3 2017 | Capital Markets Outlook

As the market digests the Fed's latest rate increase, a long-anticipated surge in inflation remains elusive.

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Europe plays catch up

Q3 2017 | Fixed Income Outlook

In the United States, we see an increasing amount of evidence pointing toward late-cycle economic conditions.

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Positive fundamentals may be tested by policy uncertainty

Q3 2017 | Equity Outlook

For U.S. equity investors, the second quarter offered a number of familiar themes: relatively low volatility, new record highs for major indexes, and a modest advance for stocks.

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Economic Update for August 14, 2017

Economy

The BLS reported both the CPI and core CPI rose 0.1% in July. The Producer Price Index slipped 0.1% in July ...

The BLS reported both the CPI and core CPI rose 0.1% in July. The Producer Price I ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 244,000 in the week ended August 5, 2017, according to the Labor De ...

Initial jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 244,000 in the week ended August 5, 2017, ...

Profits

As of August 3, 2017, of the 422 S&P 500 Index companies reporting second-quarter earnings, 296 — ...

As of August 3, 2017, of the 422 S&P 500 Index companies reporting second-quar ...

Emotion

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to 51.4 in the week ended ...

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to 51.4 in the week ended ...

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