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October 10, 2016 | Market Commentary

The U.S. Federal Reserve at its September meeting once again did not raise the federal funds rate. Stronger economic data earlier in the summer increased expectations for a Fed move, but data for August that was released before the meeting painted a less optimistic picture of the U.S. economy and …

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September 09, 2016 | Market Commentary

The second estimate of second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth was revised down slightly from a 1.2% seasonally-adjusted annual rate to 1.1%. Lower readings for government spending and housing construction were the primary drivers of the adjusted figure.

Markets & Economy » Monthly Market Update - August

August 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Markets rose in July as concerns regarding the Brexit eased. Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier's economic outlook for Europe and the United States, highlighting crude oil prices and the Brexit, in the latest Monthly Market Update video.

Library » August 2016 Perspective

August 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

The first estimate of second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.2%, which was below consensus expectations. First quarter GDP growth was revised down as well, from 1.1% to 0.8%. Despite the lackluster overall figure, consumer spending …

Library » July 2016 Perspective

July 06, 2016 | Market Commentary

The nonfarm payroll report released at the beginning of June showed that the economy created only a paltry 38,000 jobs in May, well below the 178,000 average for the first four months of the year. The unemployment rate fell to 4.7% from 5.0%, but only due to a significant drop in the size of the …

Library » June 2016 Perspective

June 03, 2016 | Market Commentary

There continues to be mixed economic data coming out of the U.S. For example, while manufacturing survey data remain soft and the jobs report released at the beginning of May came in below consensus forecasts, retail sales have been relatively strong and the growth in new home sales has been …


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