The Markets

    Nov 20, 2017

Global Economy Continues to Gain Momentum


The global economy continues to gain momentum—with surprising growth in Europe, Japan, and the emerging markets. With some concerns still in place...

    Nov 15, 2017

Four Pillars of a Strong High-Yield Foundation


Though the overall U.S. fixed-income market has been largely flat over the last 12 months, the high-yield bond market has been a solid performer.

    Nov 9, 2017

A 1990’s Market Flashback


Last week served up another round of positive U.S. economic data. Consumer confidence is strong throughout, increasing to a 17-year high.

    Oct 26, 2017

Synchronized Global Growth Strengthens


The global economy is showing strength exceeding expectations, with not only consumer spending, but also, importantly...

    Oct 24, 2017

Spain, the Euro, and the Dollar


First there was Brexit, and now Catalonia. Spain is the fifth largest economy in the Euro zone, and Catalonia is its most prosperous region, contributing around...

    Oct 18, 2017

Municipal Bonds: Finding Value Amid Volatility


After a strong start to the year and a relatively quiet summer, the municipal market closed the third quarter...

    Oct 12, 2017

Survey Surprises Support Equities


U.S. equities have been on a quite the tear of late, and two big surprises in the economic data last week helped to further support a positive outlook.

    Oct 10, 2017

Mother Nature’s Market Impact


Global markets had a strong performance in September, with domestic indices lagging behind international. Earlier in the month, a string of natural disasters caused...