Country in Focus: United States

December 31, 2014 | Domestic Markets

The economic and market outlook for the United States is a major ongoing focus of Vantage. However, this month we thought it would be worthwhile to evaluate the environmental profile of the US using the Country in Focus framework that we apply to other nations around the world.

Country In Focus: China

November 19, 2014 | International Markets

As a country that we have viewed in the past as being one of the riskier major economies in which to invest, we have witnessed in recent years a gradual but relentless trend of China becoming a more open and market-oriented economy.

Revisiting the Case for Slow Growth in the United States

November 18, 2014 | Domestic Markets

The U.S. Dollar has rallied sharply since July, particularly relative to the Euro and Yen, igniting a debate as to whether the pace of U.S. economic growth will slow from here. Today, uncertainty seems to be returning, both in the U.S. and globally...

Three Dimensions of Risk and Returns for U.S. Equities

November 18, 2014 | Domestic Markets

October marked the sixth anniversary of the investment bank, Lehman Brothers, filing for bankruptcy. This action consequentially sent the world’s capital markets into unprecedented turmoil. The ultimate bottom in the United States stock market...