Category Archives: International Economics

Earnings Preview: Welcomed Opportunity to Focus on the Micro

The global headlines are certainly not uplifting these days: Russia-Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Hong Kong, Ebola, etc. All of these challenges are sources of investor anxiety that have led to bouts of selling pressure on the U.S. stock market in recent … Continue reading

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Break on through to….

Weekly Market Commentary What to Watch for a Breakthrough or a Breakdown Last week stock market investors continued to cling to, if not actually climb, the wall of worry. Stocks were flat for the first week of the government shutdown, … Continue reading

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Emerging Markets and the Fed – What’s Attractive and What to Avoid

Emerging Markets and the Fed – What’s Attractive and What to Avoid While the Federal Reserve (Fed) could surprise investors this week, the Fed has been careful to communicate its intentions to the markets ahead of this week’s meeting. Most … Continue reading

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Change in China

Change in China and what it Means for Investors Last week’s economic reports from China for July added fuel to the fiery debate over whether China’s economy is slowing rapidly, possibly forming a sharp “hard landing,” or slowing more gradually … Continue reading

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Under the Surface….

Under the Surface Stocks in Europe have bounced about 9.7%, measured by the performance of the MSCI Europe Index in dollars, from their low point of a little over a month ago. This is ahead of the gain of 7.5% … Continue reading

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