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Foreign Stocks Topped Last Week’s Market Gains
Equities ex-US posted the strongest increases last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange traded funds.
Will Inflation’s Upside Surprise Spoil The Fed’s Rate-Cutting Party?
Just when it looked like inflation’s threat was fading, yesterday’s August report on consumer prices dispensed a not-so-fast alert.
Exploring Simplicity In Tactically Managed ETF Portfolios
Risk management has become a high priority for many investors over the past decade. The worst financial crisis and recession since the Great Depression in 2008-2009 clearly has the power to focus minds.
US Growth Estimate Steady At 2.0% For Third Quarter
Economic growth has slowed and there’s no sign that output will reaccelerate any time soon. But there’s also minimal evidence that the economy is due to crumble in next month’s third-quarter GDP report.
Global Stocks Continue To Post Gains In 2019 Despite Risks
The world economy appears to be slowing, with some analysts warning that recession risk is rising. Judging by year-to-date equity performances for the planet’s main economic regions, however, suggests that the crowd isn’t particularly worried.
Emerging Markets Equities Topped Asset Class Returns Last Week
Stock markets in emerging markets continued to rebound last week, posting the strongest gain for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded funds.
US Companies Hired Fewer-Than-Expected Workers In August
Private payrolls rose 96,000 in August, moderately below expectations, according to this morning’s update from the Labor Dept.
Low Vol And Momentum Top US Equity Factor Returns In 2019
US stocks have been whipsawed this year, but looking through the recent noise shows that all the major equity factors continue to post solid gains, based on a set of exchange-traded funds.
The Fed’s Between The Rock And The Hard Place
Yesterday’s release of the Beige Book survey from the Federal Reserve paints an upbeat profile, advising that “the economy expanded at a modest pace through the end of August.”
Risk Premia Forecasts: Major Asset Classes - Wednesday, Sept. 3
The Global Market Index’s risk premium dipped to an annualized 4.6% in today’s revised outlook, based on data through August.
Major Asset Classes - Performance Review
US real estate investment trusts (REITs) and investment-grade US bonds surged in August as risk-off sentiment dominated trading around the world.
EC Desperately Seeking Yield
It’s a rough world for yield-hungry investors these days.
Are Negative Interest Rates Destiny For The US?
Actually, negative rates have already reached America’s shore, albeit in selected bond markets for specific maturities.
US Equities Relatively Immune To Trade-War Risk … So Far
The US-China trade war is taking a toll on investor sentiment, but most of the blowback for world stock markets has been borne outside the US.
Modest Growth Still Expected For US Economy In Q3
The uncertainty with the US-China trade war continues to roil financial markets and business sentiment, but the outlook for the upcoming third-quarter US GDP report is still pointing to moderate growth, based on the latest nowcasts.
Foreign Junk Bonds Surged Last Week As Stocks Tumbled
Trade-war risk returned with a vengeance on Friday, taking a bite out of global equity markets.
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