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Markets & Economy » Five Things to Know About US-China Trade

April 30, 2018 | Market Commentary

Simmering trade tensions have captured investors’ attention in recent weeks as President Trump takes aim at what he sees as a highly problematic trade deficit between the US and China. The White House has ratcheted up pressure on the bilateral trade relationship by announcing significant …

Library » First Quarter 2018 International Perspective

April 24, 2018 | Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review Following last year’s relative tranquility, global equity market volatility picked up during the first quarter of 2018. Market gyrations first materialized in early February, driven by an increase in reported wages for US workers that came in well above consensus …

Library » Fourth Quarter 2017 International Perspective

January 25, 2018 | Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets ended 2017 on a strong note, up nearly 6% for the fourth quarter and 24% for the year. Performance was broadly positive, with both developed and emerging markets turning in strong double-digit returns for the 12-month period. Emerging market equities …

Library » Third Quarter 2017 International Perspective

October 25, 2017 | Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets continued to climb higher during the third quarter, supported by wide-spread earnings growth and the persistence of a synchronized expansion across major world regions. Over both the quarter and year-to-date period, a weakening USD boosted …

Library » Second Quarter 2017 International Perspective

July 20, 2017 | Market Commentary

Quarterly Market Review Rising corporate profits, a generally improved global economic backdrop, and continued support from central banks sent equities higher across the globe during the second quarter. International equity markets delivered another strong quarter of returns during the April …

Markets & Economy » Theresa May Loses Parliamentary Majority

June 09, 2017 | Market Commentary

In April, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election to be held June 8 in an effort to consolidate power and strengthen her Brexit negotiating position against the European Union. The results of the General Election are in, and the UK Conservative Party—led by PM May—has lost …

Library » First Quarter 2017 International Perspective

April 13, 2017 | Market Commentary

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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