The Markets

    Jan 16, 2019

Stay Invested, Be Vigilant

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2018 was a year of divergence. Economic and business performance were robust, global growth was above trend, and the U.S. economy outperformed...

    Dec 19, 2018

The Fed & market volatility

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On December 19, the US Federal Reserve raised rates by 25bps, setting a new fed funds rate target of 2.25% to 2.50%. Economic projections for 2019 were revised down...

    Dec 7, 2018

6 Brexit outcomes

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On Tuesday December 11th members of British Parliament are expected to vote on the European Union withdrawal agreement only 108 days before the divorce by default on...

    Dec 4, 2018

Short-term spreads inverted — Is this a concern for 2019?

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The yield curve has inverted in the two- to five-year range. In market terms, this means that a U.S. treasury maturing in five years yields less...

    Nov 28, 2018

Global growth is out of sync. Now what?

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In six weeks, the S&P 500 returned all investors’ gains in 2018. These market losses have prompted investors to reminisce on the previous 18 months of “goldilocks”...

    Nov 16, 2018

Oil price falls on unexpected supply and demand dynamics

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Crude oil prices are down more than 30% from their October highs. The sharp pullback is likely attributable in large...

    Nov 16, 2018

Price inflation temporarily cools

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The consumer price index rose an expected 0.2% (excluding food and energy) in the month of October with year-over-year growth moving lower...

    Nov 13, 2018

Beware the “Known-Unknowns”

by: ; Mark Lacuesta, FRM, CAIA, CIPM

October reminded us that markets can be volatile, with the S&P 500 dropping -6.84%, its worst one-month drop since September 2011...