Financial News for the Week of March 17, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The Fed carried out its well-telegraphed rate hike this week. Despite the Fed’s hawkish messaging in advance of the decision, its expectations for rate increases were unchanged, leading bond yields to dip. The Fed edged up its economic forecast for 2018, as did
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Financial News for the Week of March 10, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Markets continued to price in lofty odds for a Fed hike next week, putting further upward pressure on the 2 year treasury yield – which remained near a nine-year high. The U.S. dollar also remained relatively well supported up 0.2% on the week. Meanwhile, equity
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Financial News for the Week of March 3, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK It was an exciting week in markets this week, with plenty of domestic and international first-tier data, central bank communication, and the inaugural presidential address to Congress. International data has continued to paint a relatively bright
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Financial News for the Week of February 24, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The outlook for economic growth got a bit rosier this week with the release of the preliminary February survey results of purchasing managers that showed economic momentum continuing to build at the start of 2017. The data flow this week was light
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Financial News for the Week of February 17, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Despite heightened political uncertainty it was another good week in equity markets, with the three U.S. benchmarks reaching peaks mid-week before retracing somewhat ahead of the weekend. U.S. data came in well above expectations with survey indic
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Financial News for the Week of February 10, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK After last week’s start-of-month data dump and the prior week’s executive order deluge, this week has been fairly quiet for U.S. investors. International trade data was the only top-tier release, highlighting an improvement in the trade deficit an
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Financial News for the Week of February 03, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Political events and communiqués from the new administration, continued to dominate the headlines – taking some of the attention away from what was a week of upbeat economic data. The FOMC held rates steady this week, but remained upbeat about the
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Financial News for the Week of January 13, 2017

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Financial markets this week were captivated by policy-related tweets and a mid-week press conference by President-elect Donald Trump that, while entertaining, proved to be short on policy detail. Retail trade data this week was broadly in line wit
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Financial News for the Week of December 23, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Investor sentiment remained upbeat this week, with U.S. equities looking to end the week on a positive note for the seventh consecutive week despite some profit taking. Domestic data was relatively robust this week. Economic growth was revised up
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Financial News for the Week of December 16, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Despite delivering a widely anticipated quarter-point rate hike this week, the Fed’s more hawkish outlook for the pace of future rate hikes saw Treasury yields jolt higher. In our updated forecast we refrain from jumping on the fiscal stimulus ban
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