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Weekly Market Commentary

August 2019

WEEKLY MARKET COMMENTARY

Inverted yield curves: What the headlines miss

Recent investor headlines have focused heavily on the inversion of the U.S. yield curve. What’s the real story for investors?

  • Keith Lamoutte
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  • August 26, 2019

July 2019

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2019 mid-year market outlook update: Investors on edge

U.S. economic slowdown occurred as tax policy benefits diminished; slumping exports and lower emerging markets investment contributed, too.

  • July 22, 2019

June 2019

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Federal Reserve holds, signals possible cut(s) at June meeting

At June’s FOMC meeting the Federal Reserve left the target federal funds range unchanged, but signaled possible rate cuts in coming months.

  • June 24, 2019

May 2019

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As markets tremble, what can investors do to protect their portfolios?

What can investors with a long-term time horizon do to protect their portfolios from the next financial storm?

  • May 27, 2019

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Rising market volatility on the heels of U.S.-China trade tensions

Market volatility has spiked amid U.S.-China trade relations. Could we see some weakness in U.S. supply chains that rely on Chinese imports?

  • May 20, 2019

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Economic indicators and markets send mixed signals

Recent economic indicators and market activity are sending mixed signals. How should investors reconcile this information?

  • May 13, 2019

April 2019

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The tale of two: Market rebound and slowing economic growth

The market rebound continued through March, but relied on the ability of central banks to contain risks of slowing global growth.

  • April 08, 2019

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Happy birthday bull market: What does this mean for your portfolio?

We recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500 ascending from its low in March 2009. What does this mean for investors?

  • April 01, 2019

March 2019

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How investors can avoid an overlooked pitfall of investment management

When allocating capital to managers within your investment portfolio, the question is not what to do if your manager underperforms but when.

  • March 11, 2019

February 2019

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Fed ends rate hike campaign

Federal Reserve officials left the federal funds rate unchanged at their January meeting to a range of 2.25 to 2.50 percent.

  • February 04, 2019

January 2019

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2019 market outlook: Growth remains, but on less stable footing

The sideways global economic growth trend is likely to continue, however our expectations are that this occurs on less stable footing.

  • January 21, 2019

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Turbulent economic start to 2019

The relatively flat yield curve is consistent with a downshift in the global economic outlook against tightening financial conditions.

  • January 14, 2019

December 2018

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Assessing recent market declines

Investors are increasingly concerned that the U.S.-China trade impasse could escalate into a broader trade war and affect global growth.

  • December 10, 2018

October 2018

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The U.S. equity freight train: Can anything derail it?

At the close of Q3 2018, the S&P 500 index continued to show dominance over international equity peers. Will this trend continue?

  • October 22, 2018

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Dow Jones Industrial average drops 1,300 points last week

Given anxiety surrounding the markets’ recent pullback, how should investors respond? It’s all about perspective and your long-term plan.

  • October 15, 2018

September 2018

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The great American jobs machine rolls on

In August, 201,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9 percent, marking 95 months of consecutive job growth.

August 2018

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Retail sales and productivity show economy firing on all cylinders

Sustained job creation, robust retail sales and improving productivity indicate the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders.

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Capital markets outlook and long-term themes: Midyear update

As we round the corner into the second half of 2018, we’ve provided a mid-year update and insights into capital markets themes and outlook.

  • August 13, 2018

July 2018

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July employment report: Demand for workers remains strong

A major narrative to emerge from the July employment report will likely be the solid, if not spectacular, growth in average hourly earnings.

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U.S. labor market: Few fireworks in robust June jobs report

Trade, automation and transport are important labor market areas to watch going forward for middle market businesses.

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