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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Equities need more than optimism

Q2 2017 | Equity Outlook

When measured by index milestones and investor optimism, the first quarter was a stellar one for U.S. equities.

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Economic Update for June 19, 2017

Economy

The Commerce Dept. reported retail sales fell 0.3%, business inventories declined 0.2%, and housing starts ...

The Commerce Dept. reported retail sales fell 0.3%, business inventories declined ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 237,000 in the week ended June 10, 2017, the Labor Department repor ...

Initial jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 237,000 in the week ended June 10, 2017, t ...

Profits

As of June 8, 2017, of the total S&P 500 Index companies reporting first-quarter earnings, 371 — ...

As of June 8, 2017, of the total S&P 500 Index companies reporting first-quart ...

Emotion

The University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment ...

The University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment ...

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