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Vantage » Country In Focus: France

May 10, 2017 | Market Commentary

The French Republic is a member state of the European Union, the sixth largest nation in the world by GDP, and the seventh largest exporter. It has numerous structural strengths including a well-diversified, modern, and efficient economy benefitting from a highly educated and wealthy population, …

Markets & Economy » The Fate of Cash and the Growth of the Digital Wallet

May 08, 2017 | Investment Themes

There’s been a lot of excitement around the digital wallet. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Visa Checkout, Masterpass, Chase Pay, PayPal, Venmo, and SnapCash have all shared in the headlines, but while the move to mobile is real, how to invest in the transition away from cash might be …

Library » May 2017 Perspective

May 05, 2017 | Market Commentary

Domestic and international political uncertainties led to a significant risk-off move during April, driving a further reversal of the reflation trade and a mild flight to safe haven assets.

Markets & Economy » The First 100 Days, an Investor’s Perspective

May 01, 2017 | Market Commentary

Markets rode a roller coaster during President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Upon inauguration, confidence hovered near its post-recession peak and continued to grow upbeat. This helped support markets, which hit all-time highs shortly following the president’s well-received Congressional …

Financial Planning » HSAs are Poised for the Spotlight in the Trump Era

April 27, 2017 | Wealth Management

Just a few months after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the U.S. healthcare landscape is potentially poised for big changes. Despite the early defeat of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), health care reform reportedly remains a top priority for the administration as it faces its 100-day …

Vantage » Research Note - April 2017

April 21, 2017 | Market Commentary

In the early 1700s, one of the most popular stocks in England was that of the South Sea Company, which traded goods in the Americas and other parts of the world. With European overseas expansion in full swing, these types of companies appealed to many investors, including one-Sir Isaac Newton. …

Markets & Economy » Theresa May Calls for Snap Election

April 19, 2017 | International Markets

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election on June 8, hoping to consolidate power and strengthen her Brexit negotiating position against the European Union. PM May is currently an unelected leader, appointed to the role in an internal, Conservative party …

Library » First Quarter 2017 International Perspective

April 13, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review International equity markets turned in very strong performance during the first quarter of 2017, and although developed equities delivered strong returns, emerging markets (EM) were the notable outperformers. EMs generated an over 11% return—nearly double that of …


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