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    After Markets Pause, More Upside Anticipated for Global Equities during 2nd Half of 2018

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Financial Markets

    2018 could be ”The Year of M&A”

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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    Top 10 Investment Themes for 2018

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Financial Markets

    Are Consistent Economic Gains Now Starting to Catch-up to Stock Market Gains?

    Despite much uncertainty in the minds of many investors with respect to the path of interest rate hikes in the U.S., the ultimate impact of Brexit on England, Europe and the rest of the global economy and the outcome of the upcoming presidential election in the U.S., one thing remains certain thus far in 2016 – market leadership continues to change and evolve. ...

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  • Strong Company Earnings Support Stock Markets

    U.S. equity markets delivered mixed results last week with the S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average losing 0.18% and 0.44% respectively and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 0.40%. Overseas, developed and emerging markets both finished the week firmly lower....

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  • International Stocks Continue To Suffer From Trade War Concerns

    Global capital markets were mixed for the week, as certain areas continued to feel pain stemming from ongoing trade tensions, particularly Emerging and Developed International markets. The S&P 500 Index sputtered to a level of 2,840, representing a modest increase of 0.80%, while the Russell Mid-cap Index gained 0.54%....

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  • U.S. Economic Growth Reached 4.1% for the 2nd Quarter

    Stocks advanced again last week. In the U.S., the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.61% and 1.57% respectively. Overseas, the MSCI EAFE index gained 1.35% for the week. Keeping an eye on interest rates, the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries remained below 3%, settling in the 2.96% range. ...

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  • Can Positive Earnings and Economic Data Reports Overcome Trade War Concerns?

    Global Capital Markets ended a turbulent week relatively flat, despite largely favorable economic readings, as concerns surrounding the potential impact of an escalating trade war began to intensify. ...

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