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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Financial News for the Week of December 9, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Domestic data took a backseat to this week’s developments out of Europe with major political developments in Italy early in the week.  On Thursday, the ECB revealed a reduction to its monthly asset purchases beginning in April of next year. The mo
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Financial News for the Week of December 2, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Bonds sold off for the fourth consecutive week, while equity markets are set to decline for the first time since the U.S. elections. Investors have likely engaged in some profit taking in advance of next week’s events which could trigger increased
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Financial News for the Week of November 25, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK U.S. stock markets continued to rise, with all three major indices reaching record highs. Economic data on the domestic front was generally constructive, with a number of indicators surprising to the upside. The Fed minutes released this week conf
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Financial News for the Week of November 18, 2016

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The Trumpflation trade continued this week with emerging markets and bonds selling off, as money piled into U.S. equities. The U.S. dollar remained well supported this week, with domestic economic data telegraphing strength while comments by Fed o
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