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Markets Face Political Pressure

Financial markets were relatively resilient in October despite some high-profile negative turns in the ongoing sagas of major developed The S. dollar strengthened relative to other major currencies, weighing on dollar-denominated performance. Global fixed-income fared poorly in S. dollar…

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Oil and Dollar Rise, Brexit Looms

Conditions were generally favorable in May in S. dollar terms, with a late-month equity-market rally, continued recovery in energy prices, and mixed fixed-income market performance. Renewed S. dollar strength helped drive fixed-income returns, which were led by U.S. high-yield…

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What’s Ahead for Global Stock Markets?

If there is increased market concern about global growth in general or specific to emerging markets/China, we would not be surprised to see the recent pattern continue, where emerging-markets equities fall more than developed markets and European stocks fall…

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Third Quarter 2015 Investment Commentary

Increasing concern about China’s economy, accompanied by a surprise albeit modest devaluation of the yuan currency, helped trigger a sharp drop in global equity markets in late August, with the S&P 500 falling 12% from its high reached just…