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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Global economic update  |  September 18

Highlights of the past week, from central bank policies to trade and currency trends.


U.S.: Retail sales fell 0.2% in August.

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