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January 25, 2018 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets ended 2017 on a strong note, up nearly 6% for the fourth quarter and 24% for the year. Performance was broadly positive, with both developed and emerging markets turning in strong double-digit returns for the 12-month period. Emerging market equities …

Library » Third Quarter 2017 International Perspective

October 25, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets continued to climb higher during the third quarter, supported by wide-spread earnings growth and the persistence of a synchronized expansion across major world regions. Over both the quarter and year-to-date period, a weakening USD boosted …

Library » Second Quarter 2017 International Perspective

July 20, 2017 | International Markets

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 …

Markets & Economy » Theresa May Calls for Snap Election

April 19, 2017 | International Markets

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election on June 8, hoping to consolidate power and strengthen her Brexit negotiating position against the European Union. PM May is currently an unelected leader, appointed to the role in an internal, Conservative party …

Library » First Quarter 2017 International Perspective

April 13, 2017 | International Markets

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 …

Library » Fourth Quarter 2016 International Perspective

January 24, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets shook off an October decline and finished the fourth quarter markedly higher on the heels of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. Expectations for policies that could lead to greater economic growth, including tax reform, increased …

Vantage » Country in Focus: Canada

November 03, 2016 | International Markets

With the U.S. presidential election upon us, one probably does not need to search too hard for pledges by friends or family to move to Canada depending on the outcome. Regardless of the credibility of these threats, it is necessary for our purposes to take a deep look at the investment …

Library » Third Quarter 2016 International Perspective

October 17, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Movements in global equity markets were relatively subdued during most of the period, but as the September meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) drew near, moderate levels of volatility returned to financial markets. This was largely due to …

Vantage » Country in Focus: European Union

August 15, 2016 | International Markets

There has been an enormous amount of ink and intellectual capital deployed in recent weeks in the wake of the United Kingdom’s (UK) historic referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU). In thinking about what might come next, it is helpful to take a look at the EU’s current state of …


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