The Markets

    Feb 15, 2019

A Tale of Two Markets

by: ; Mark Lacuesta, FRM, CAIA, CIPM

The best of the market followed the worst of the market with the S&P 500’s worst December since 1933 preceding its best January since 1987...

    Feb 11, 2019

What Keeps Us Up at Night?

by: ; Robert Serenbetz

Our 2019 outlook is holding up well so far this year. The S&P 500 is up 16% over December lows. The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) has signaled it will slow – or even stop...

    Jan 24, 2019

U.S. Government Shutdown: What it Means for Markets

by: ; Lauren Goodwin, CFA

As of December 22, parts of the federal government deemed non-essential for national security shut down...

    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”...