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Markets & Economy » 10 Years After the Global Financial Crisis: Where Are We Now?

October 24, 2018 | Market Commentary

This September marked the 10 year anniversary of some of the most devastating moments of the Global Financial Crisis. In the span of a few days, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch was rescued by Bank of America, and AIG, the world’s largest insurer at the time, was bailed out …

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 …

Markets & Economy » Escalating Risks of Protectionism and Tariffs

March 22, 2018 | Market Commentary

In a recent post, we discussed some of the sector implications that could result from recently enacted steel and aluminum tariffs. Here, we explore the potential second-order effects that a protectionist trade policy can have—both on the US, and on the broader global economy. For the first …

Markets & Economy » Inflation Worries Are Picking Up

March 19, 2018 | Market Commentary

The Federal Open Market Committee’s two-day policy meeting begins tomorrow, March 20, and investors are assigning a high probability that policymakers will hike interest rates by 25 basis points. With respect to the inflation outlook, the magnitude and frequency of changes to the Fed funds rate …

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 …

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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