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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October 07, 2015 | Market Commentary

Real GDP Growth Rises Higher than Expected World financial markets swooned during August as concerns over slowing global economic growth resurfaced. Recent reports on the U.S. economy remained generally good, however, and this helped quell investor nerves to a degree near month-end. Among the …

Library » October 2015 Perspective

October 07, 2015 | Market Commentary

Following their two day meeting in mid-September, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to adjust the federal funds policy interest rate. The rate will remain within the current 0% to 0.25% range, where it has been since December 2008.

Library » Second Quarter 2015 International Perspective

July 09, 2015 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global investors continued to focus on the usual suspects during the second quarter of 2015: central bank activity, major foreign exchange rates, oil prices, and ongoing brinkmanship between Greece and its international creditors. The trend seen in recent periods …

Library » June 2015 Perspective

June 02, 2015 | Market Commentary

The U.S. housing market appears to have regained its stride after the cold winter according to recent data on new and existing homes sales. Existing home sales accelerated back above a 5 million unit seasonally adjusted annual sales pace in March and clocked-in at 5.04 million units during April. …