Markets & Economy

Perspective on what’s trending in the markets and how it impacts investors

Auto Loans are Starting to Rev Up

September 28, 2017 | Market Commentary

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. The surge in auto loans is a growing burden that we are …

Jeff Donlon

Managing Director, Global Strategies Group

Europe Q&A with Jeff Donlon

September 25, 2017 | Market Commentary

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, …

The True Cost of Higher Education

September 20, 2017 | Market Commentary

Student loan debt is a $1.3 trillion problem in the United States, and it’s showing few signs of slowing down. On average, borrowers owe a staggering 70% more upon graduation than their predecessors just a decade ago. Student debt now has a higher rate of delinquency than any other type of …

Economic Recovery from a Natural Disaster

September 12, 2017 | Market Commentary

With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the sun belt of the United States, natural disasters are taking a devastating toll on life and property. Our hearts go out to all those affected. In this post, we explore the economic effects of natural disasters. Natural disasters of this scale are …

It’s Copper’s Time to Shine

June 21, 2017 | Investment Themes

The copper industry has been in a state of duress for the last several years following the end of the China-driven commodity supercycle. This industry pressure led to pricing declines and supply constraints, but with demand predicted to remain stable, we believe the industry is ripe for a multi- …


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