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Markets & Economy » What Happened and What’s Next for Fixed Income

February 13, 2018 | Market Commentary

Looking Back: An Era of “Goldilocks” The past year brought cheer across the financial markets. The world saw synchronized global growth and soft inflation readings, and with the exception of recent market gyrations, volatility persisted near historically low levels. Nothing was “too hot or too …

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January 09, 2018 | Investment Themes

Economic growth has picked up, business and consumer confidence are soaring, and hopes are high that stimulative fiscal policies will lead to continued improvement in the U.S. economy. Yet for now, investors are still struggling to find ways to generate income amid interest rates that remain …

Library » January 2018 Perspective

January 05, 2018 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Economy 2017 was a great year for investors as strong returns pushed domestic equities to fresh all-time highs. Robust equity performance was seen across many of the major indices both domestically and abroad. Most fixed income sectors posted healthy gains as well. At the same time, …

Library » Webinar: Finding Opportunities in Today's Environment

December 01, 2017 | Investment Themes

Michael Knolla, Managing Director of the Capital Goods & Materials Group, discusses the way we are applying our stock selection strategies to some of the most exciting sectors today. From retail to biotechnology, learn how our analysts capitalize on disruption.

Library » Semi-Annual Outlook: Active Management Amid Complacency

June 26, 2017 | Active Management

Despite all-time highs in global economic policy uncertainty, volatility across equity and fixed income markets generally persisted near historically low levels during the first half of the year. As we enter the second half of 2017, we provide our view of what to expect in global …

Markets & Economy » Federal Reserve Hikes Rates, Ushers in Accelerated Pace

March 16, 2017 | Fixed Income

In a widely expected move, on Wednesday afternoon, Federal Reserve policymakers chose to hike interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 0.75 to 1.00 percent, noting increased inflationary pressures and economic activity that has continued to expand at a moderate pace. The …

Library » March 2017 Perspective

March 07, 2017 | Market Commentary

Two of the first pieces of national economic news released each month are the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Reports on Business. The first report covers the manufacturing sector, which is followed by a release covering non-manufacturing activity. These surveys can have a meaningful …

Library » February 2017 Perspective

February 03, 2017 | Market Commentary

U.S. economic growth markedly slowed during the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the advance estimate released in January. Specifically, real GDP growth came in at a 1.9% annual rate, down from the third quarter’s final reading of 3.5%.


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