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Vantage » Research Note - December 2016

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

The conventional wisdom leading into last month’s U.S. presidential election held that in the unlikely event that Donald Trump was victorious, a significant market sell-off would likely ensue. Early financial market indicators on election night certainly fit this scenario as Dow Jones Industrial …

Markets & Economy » These Remarkable Times Continue

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

There’s been no shortage of press regarding U.S. equity markets hitting all time highs following the U.S. presidential election. In the weeks subsequent to the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as of November end, largely driven by sharp upward moves in Energy, Financial, and …

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Library » Converge, Volume 12: Trump and the Fiduciary Rule—Managing Uncertainty

December 07, 2016 | Retirement Plans

With Donald Trump named president-elect, a myriad of current policies have been put into question - including the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. While this rule is not set to take effect until April 2017, there is question as to whether Trump’s election could halt its implementation. …

Markets & Economy » Americans Elect a New President – Time to Move Forward

November 09, 2016 | Market Commentary

After a protracted campaign among the two most disliked candidates in the history of U.S. presidential elections that included few high points, but some very distinct lows, Americans finally went to the polls and elected Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States. Global markets …

Financial Planning » Webinar: Remarkable Times

November 08, 2016 | Investment Themes

Slowing growth in China, the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, and the presidential election in the U.S. – all realities shaping our markets, economies, and politics in 2016 and likely well beyond. How do investors plan for the future during these remarkable times? In this webinar, a panel …

Markets & Economy » Presidential Politics and the Impact of Populism

October 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

Populism is on the rise, as evidenced by the Brexit in the UK and candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US. Our new video discusses why this is happening and what it means for investors.

Markets & Economy » Hillary, Donald, and Investing

September 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

The U.S. presidential election is now full steam ahead, with the first debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates happening tonight. The campaign still plays itself out across traditional media such as print and television, but increasingly the narrative of the election is being …

Markets & Economy » Update on Brazil—Rousseff to Face an Impeachment Trial

May 12, 2016 | International Markets

Brazil’s Senate voted yesterday to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff, handing her another setback after she lost an impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress last month. Rousseff must now step aside for as long as 180 days while the Senate trial takes place. Vice …

Markets & Economy » The Rise of Indonesian Consumerism

April 20, 2016 | Emerging Markets

When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo assumed the office of president of Indonesia in October 2014, we were cautiously optimistic that his success as governor of Jakarta would be replicated on a national scale. Yet shortly after taking office, our enthusiasm waned amid political disappointments …


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