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Featured Topic: Market Commentary


August 15, 2017

Research Note: Watching for Late Cycle Warning Signs

Our top-down commentary over the past several quarters has consistently maintained the view that while the economy has moved later cycle, there are few observable extremes that suggest a major recession or bear market is imminent.

August 08, 2017

Monthly Outlook - August

We talk policy implementation, recession odds, and opportunity in Europe in our Monthly Outlook Update video for August.

August 08, 2017

August 2017 Perspective

After surging to overly optimistic levels following the U.S. presidential election, business and consumer confidence now appear to be normalizing after generating no major shift to the economic trajectory of the U.S.

July 06, 2017

Monthly Outlook - July

Where are the markets headed during the second half of 2017? We offer our take on this and more in the Monthly Outlook Update video for July.

July 06, 2017

July 2017 Perspective

Growth stocks have had a great start to 2017. As the post-election euphoria wore off, the outperformance of value names and other cyclical sectors gave way to renewed investor interest in companies with capacity to generate their own growth in a slow growth world.

June 27, 2017

Country in Focus: India

India is one of our most preferred countries from a top-down macroeconomic standpoint, not only within the emerging market universe, but within the entire global investment landscape.

June 22, 2017

Webinar: Volatility, Valuations, & Complacency

With volatility at all time lows and elevated valuations, how does complacency factor in? Managing Director of Quantitative Strategies, Christopher Petrosino, and Portfolio Strategist, Darin Leone, discuss balancing risk and reward while seeking opportunities moving forward.

June 09, 2017

Theresa May Loses Parliamentary Majority

In April, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election to be held June 8 in an effort to consolidate power and strengthen her Brexit negotiating position against the European Union.