Research Note - December 2016

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

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.

Country in Focus: Australia

April 30, 2015 | International Markets

Australia is a country which has been referred to in recent years by various financial media outlets as everything from a lucky country to a miracle. After all, the country has been among the very best performing developed economies over the course of the past two decades and has not experienced a recession in over 24 years.

Country in Focus: Brazil

March 27, 2015 | Emerging Markets

Brazil is the world’s seventh-largest economy and its population of over 200 million continues to gain purchasing power. The middle class is growing, and accounts for more than half of consumers. Millions have been lifted out of poverty, but government intervention in the economy continues to cause...

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...