Posts Tagged: Quarterly Market Commentary

  The momentum of the U.S. economy throughout the third quarter remained relatively intact. Data points tied to housing proved positive, as did those associated with the labor market. Global monetary policy was once again the main focus of all economists as minutes from Federal Open Market Committee meetings provided a glimpse that a September…

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The macroeconomic discussions that took place at the end of the second quarter, concerning the results of the British referendum to exit the European Union (EU), are likely to be viewed as the most dominant talking points for the quarter due to their effect on global equity markets and overall geopolitical tensions. The possible implications…

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Quarter 1 Recap 2016

The recently established trend of economic activity remained relatively intact throughout much of the first quarter of 2016. Issues tied to China, low oil prices, and the eventual path of U.S. monetary policy were key talking points (once again) across the media & market participants. On a broader sense, however, the economic activity throughout the…

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Quarter 4 2015 Recap

Interest rates, oil, and the developments in the Chinese economy dominated the economic landscape throughout the fourth quarter and ultimately led the year to a neutral finish. Economic growth in 2015 performed in-line with expectations with various sectors of the economy exhibiting historical strength. More specifically, the U.S. labor market continued its streak of strong…

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