Markets & Economy

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Fed Raises Rates: Implications for Fixed Income Investors

December 23, 2016 | Investment Management

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to increase the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points last week, moving the target range from 0.25–0.50% to 0.50–0.75%. This is the second rate hike in over a decade; the federal funds target rate was last raised in December 2015, …

These Remarkable Times Continue

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

There’s been no shortage of press regarding U.S. equity markets hitting all time highs following the U.S. presidential election. In the weeks subsequent to the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as of November end, largely driven by sharp upward moves in Energy, Financial, and …

Italian Prime Minister Resigns

December 05, 2016 | Market Commentary

Italian voters went to the polls on December 4 and voted down a referendum on several constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi staked his political future on voters approving the reforms, which would have restructured the Italian government, and as a result he …

Americans Elect a New President – Time to Move Forward

November 09, 2016 | Market Commentary

After a protracted campaign among the two most disliked candidates in the history of U.S. presidential elections that included few high points, but some very distinct lows, Americans finally went to the polls and elected Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States. Global markets …


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