Markets & Economy

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Monthly Market Update - August

August 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Markets rose in July as concerns regarding the Brexit eased. Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier's economic outlook for Europe and the United States, highlighting crude oil prices and the Brexit, in the latest Monthly Market Update video.

International Small Cap Equity is Ripe for Active Management

August 02, 2016 | International Markets

As an asset class, international small cap equity is easily lost in the shuffle. Investors are familiar with both U.S. and international large cap companies, which are typically well-recognized, large corporations with products people buy and use every day. Even many domestic small cap companies …

Update on Brexit: Theresa May Set to Become Prime Minister

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Home Secretary Theresa May is set to be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK) after her final rival for leader of the Conservative Party dropped out of the race on July 11. With May having secured the party’s support, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would offer …

Britons Vote in Favor of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | International Markets

Yesterday, citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) collectively voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). Now begins the process of negotiating a withdrawal accord and the terms of the UK’s relationship with the political-economic bloc, including 80,000 pages of EU trade agreements. …

Digital Trends Driving Opportunity

June 02, 2016 | Investment Themes

The internet has evolved into the primary source of information for all of society and is quickly becoming the foundation for voice, video, and data communications. Not only does the internet provide an alternative means to distribute and repurpose content, but the massive adoption of the …

“Go for Growth” Still a Sound Strategy in Today’s Market

May 18, 2016 | Investment Themes

Stocks perceived as mitigating the effects of market volatility were popular among investors in the first quarter. Big swings in equity markets drove a flight to quality that benefitted dividend-paying sectors such as Utilities and Telecommunication Services (which were the two best- …