Economic Updates

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The market’s greatest risk may be political

The market’s greatest risk may be political

Q4 2016 | Capital Markets Outlook

While political risks could undercut the post-Brexit rally, the policy environment remains supportive enough to maintain a slightly bullish outlook.

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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 December 5, 2016

Economy

The BEA reported that GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter. Consumer spending rose ...

The BEA reported that GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter. Con ...

Employment

The Labor Dept. reported the United States added 178,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6% i ...

The Labor Dept. reported the United States added 178,000 jobs and the unemployment ...

Profits

As of November 30, 2016, of the 490 S&P 500 Index companies reporting third-quarter earnings, 346 ...

As of November 30, 2016, of the 490 S&P 500 Index companies reporting third-qu ...

Emotion

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased significantly in November in the United State ...

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased significantly in November ...

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