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February 08, 2017

Monthly Outlook - February

Monthly Outlook video for February provides an update on the US and global economy; including the impacts of President Trump, the ongoing Brexit negotiations, fixed income, and more.

February 03, 2017

February 2017 Perspective

U.S. economic growth markedly slowed during the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the advance estimate released in January. Specifically, real GDP growth came in at a 1.9% annual rate, down from the third quarter’s final reading of 3.5%.

January 09, 2017

January 2017 Perspective

In December, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members voted unanimously to raise the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points from a range of 0.25–0.50% to 0.50–0.75%. Following the December 2015 rate hike, this was only the second time the FOMC raised rates in over a decade, an indication of the slow pace at which the U.S. economy has been recovering.

January 09, 2017

Country In Focus: Japan

Japan seems to have fallen off the financial media radar of late, so perhaps it is a good time to check in with the world’s third largest economy. Even as the political calendar continues to heat up with the recent U.S. election which now shifts...

January 09, 2017

January 2017 YourShare

In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, financial markets responded positively to expectations for policies from the administration of President-elect Donald Trump that could lead to more growth, higher inflation, and higher yields.

December 22, 2016

Research Note - December 2016

Does the election of Donald Trump plus a Republican majority in the House and Senate equal a change in our economic overview? We look beyond the splashy headlines to contemplate this question in our new Research Note.

December 22, 2016

These Remarkable Times Continue

There’s been no shortage of press regarding U.S. equity markets hitting all time highs following the U.S. presidential election. In the weeks subsequent to the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as of November end, largely driven by sharp upward moves in Energy, Financial, and Industrial stocks.

December 22, 2016

Webinar: Looking Ahead to 2017

Recent events have increased uncertainty in the short-term, making it crucial to remain focused on the long-term. Join us as Managing Director of Quantitative Strategies, Christopher Petrosino, and Portfolio Strategist, Darin Leone, discuss the recent market environment and what to expect as we enter the new year