Monthly Outlook - October

October 09, 2017 | Market Commentary

What will quantitative tightening mean for the U.S. economy? We discuss in our new video.

Read our October Perspective for a more thorough summary of the current market environment.

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October 12, 2017

Retail Closures on Record Pace

The state of U.S. retailing continues to dominate headlines in 2017 as retailers grapple with the ramifications of a rapidly changing industry. It has become commonplace to hear of retailer plans to shutter or aggressively scale-back on brick-and-mortar locations. The challenges highlight the impact of e-commerce and changing consumer demands.

October 09, 2017

October 2017 Perspective

On September 20th, the Federal Reserve announced that it will begin to shrink the size of its balance sheet as it attempts to unwind what has been an unprecedented buildup in central bank assets.

September 28, 2017

Auto Loans are Starting to Rev Up

U.S. auto debt swelled to a record high $1.2 trillion at the end of the second quarter. This is the 25th consecutive quarter of auto loan growth, with the total outstanding balance now up 70% from a post-crisis low of $700 million in 2010.

September 25, 2017

Europe Q&A with Jeff Donlon

European markets have been under pressure in recent years. However, the tide is turning for Europe and European equities given the current economic landscape, presenting an attractive opportunity for investors. Jeff Donlon, CFA, Managing Director of Manning & Napier’s Global Strategies Group, answers a few questions to help investors better understand our outlook on Europe.