6 Results for: economy

Yield Curve Sign of Weakening Economy? This Time, We Think Not.


The yield curve flattened 64 basis points (bps) in 2017 and 218 bps since...

Positive Economic News Lost in the Headlines


These mostly positive economic data points have been lost in the headlines as the North Korea situation...

Global Interest Rates Rise on Improving Economic Data


After falling for most of the year, the U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield reached 2.13% on June 26 – its lowest level of...

2017 Investment Outlook


In our view, 2017 should mark a time when monetary policy takes a back seat to fiscal policy. President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory in November, along with a Republican sweep...

Signs of a Smooth Transition of Power?


An election that had many surprises along the way ended with a big one. Neither the polls nor the prediction models saw a Trump victory. What’s more, based on how stocks...

Low 2s, High 1s, and Shareholder Yield


Through the first three quarters of the year, the U.S. economy has grown at a real rate of 1.7%. Now that the headwind of several quarters of past inventory paring appears to be...