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Quarterly commentary: October 2016

Despite an initial pullback following June’s unexpected Brexit vote, global markets steadied in the third quarter as central banks remained accommodative and economic fundamentals generally improved. However, familiar macroeconomic themes,... Read More

Quarterly commentary: July 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, Great Britain’s so-called “Brexit” vote, a national referendum on continued participation in the European Union, sparked an abrupt bout of global market volatility in... Read More

Quarterly commentary: April 2016

After a record rough start to the quarter, global equities rebounded as oil prices stabilized and dovish comments and actions by global central banks, including the Fed, helped lift the... Read More

Quarterly commentary: October 2015

The third quarter of 2015 proved to be a difficult one for investors, as US economic data showed signs of weakness, global slowdown fears persisted and continued talk of looming... Read More

Quarterly commentary: April 2015

At the close of the first quarter, the global economy continued to muddle along, with falling commodity prices, foreign currency weakness, and lower bond yields present throughout most of the... Read More

Quarterly commentary: January 2015

At the time of our last quarterly commentary, the world was bogged down with a combination of geopolitical events and newfound market volatility. Investors in the U.S. braced for the... Read More