Economic Updates

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

Goldilocks environment to persist, but valuations limit upside

Goldilocks environment to persist, but valuations limit upside

Q4 2017 | Capital Markets Outlook

The market appears to have little confidence in tax reform, and little concern about North Korea or Fed policy.

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Global growth quickens without inflation

Q4 2017 | Fixed Income Outlook

Beyond the United States, the global economy is growing in a synchronized fashion and firing on many cylinders.

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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 October 16, 2017

Economy

The CPI rose 0.5% and core CPI increased 0.1% in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Th ...

The CPI rose 0.5% and core CPI increased 0.1% in September, according to the Burea ...

Employment

Initial jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 243,000 in the week ended October 7, 2017, the Labor Department re ...

Initial jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 243,000 in the week ended October 7, 2017 ...

Profits

For the third quarter, FactSet estimates an earnings growth rate for the S&P 500 of 2.8%. The energy se ...

For the third quarter, FactSet estimates an earnings growth rate for the S&P 5 ...

Emotion

The University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment rose to 101. ...

The University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment rose to 101. ...

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