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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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January 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Profitability Has Largest Annual Drop Since 2009 The latest report on U.S. nonfarm payrolls showed they surged in October by the most this year. The addition of 271,000 jobs made up for weaker figures in August and September and pushed the three-month average for new jobs to about 190,000. The …

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, …


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