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Library » Second Quarter 2016 International Perspective

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Compared to the market gyrations at the outset of 2016, global financial markets were relatively sanguine for most of the second quarter. April and May saw a continuation of risk-on sentiment, and global equity markets followed a measure of economic surprises in some of …

Library » June 2016 Perspective

June 03, 2016 | Market Commentary

There continues to be mixed economic data coming out of the U.S. For example, while manufacturing survey data remain soft and the jobs report released at the beginning of May came in below consensus forecasts, retail sales have been relatively strong and the growth in new home sales has been …

Library » First Quarter 2016 International Perspective

April 14, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Following a volatile and lackluster 2015, global equity markets got off to a rocky start as 2016 opened. The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) was down by more than 11% year-to-date as of February 11 before recovering most of its losses by mid-March. By the end of the …

Library » April 2016 YourShare

April 07, 2016 | Market Commentary

GDP Modestly Grows as Core Inflation Rises A revised estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) showed the economy expanded at a 1.0% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from an initial estimate of 0.7% growth. A change to inventories accounted for nearly all of the upward …

Library » March 2016 Perspective

March 07, 2016 | Market Commentary

A revised estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) showed the economy expanded at a 1.0% annualized rate in the fourth quarter, up from an initial estimate of 0.7% growth. A change to inventories accounted for nearly all of the upward revision.

Library » Fourth Quarter 2015 International Perspective

February 09, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review At the beginning of the fourth quarter, an optimistic outlook for commodity prices and accommodative monetary policy of major central banks drove global equity markets higher. As the period progressed, renewed concerns over China’s growth trajectory emerged amid economic …

Library » December 2015 Perspective

December 03, 2015 | Market Commentary

Global equity markets were essentially flat in November following strong returns during October. Valuations in the broad U.S. stock market remain generally elevated, but we continue to see little evidence of excesses in the market or economy that would need to be unwound. In this environment, …

Library » Third Quarter 2015 International Perspective

October 09, 2015 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets were off to a volatile start as the third quarter opened. Continued uncertainty surrounding Greece’s debt saga weighed on equities. The Greek populace overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid. …


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