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    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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  • Portfolio Management Ideas for Consideration for the Remainder of 2017

    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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  • Banks Highlight the Beginning of Earnings Season

    Global equity markets rallied for the second consecutive week as we enter into the early innings of 2nd quarter 2018 earnings season, a sign that investors are again optimistic about what lies ahead....

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  • Investors Rejoice an Increase in the Unemployment Rate and Await Earnings Releases

    Global equity markets came roaring back after, what felt like, months of sideways returns and they did so in the face of lingering trade tensions and on the back of an increase in the unemployment rate....

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  • Taking a Look Back at the First Half of 2018

    Global equity markets fell for the second consecutive week in the face of continued trade tensions and a stronger U.S. dollar. Looking at a representative sample, the S&P 500 Index declined 1.31%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.26%, and the MSCI EAFE Index, a gauge for international developed markets, dropped 1.03%.....

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  • Heightened Trade Concerns Constrain Markets

    Over the past week global stock markets took a few steps back despite housing starts hitting an 11-year high, the expectation for lower oil prices due to an agreement among members of OPEC to reduce output, and the anticipation of further surprises to the upside as it relates to the release of productivity data over the coming week....

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