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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"The Great Bond Sell-Off of 2015: Repeating In 2016?" | Bond Market Perspectives | May 24, 2016

"The trajectory of high-quality bond yields so far in 2016 is looking eerily similar to 2015, when a second quarter bond sell-off caught investors by surprise."

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Can China's Cracks Be Repaired?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | May 23, 2016

"China’s increasing debt may be approaching the tipping point."

Monday, May 23, 2016

“Spinning Our Wheels” | Weekly Market Commentary | May 23, 2016

"The one-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s all-time high took place on May 21, 2016."

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Portfolio Compass | May 18, 2016

"Upgraded bonds to neutral from negative/neutral; downgraded alternatives to neutral from neutral/positive."

Monday, May 16, 2016

"Building Blocks" | Weekly Economic Commentary | May 16, 2016

"Job growth may be slowing, but when put in a broader context, it may be also be at the height of its new potential."

Monday, May 16, 2016

“Corporate Beige Book: Sentiment Mixed” | Weekly Market Commentary | May 16, 2016

"Our analysis of earnings conference call transcripts for the first quarter earnings period provides a mixed picture."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"Bonds in an Election Year" | Bond Market Perspectives | May 10, 2016

"Presidential election years have had very little impact on interest rates and the bond market. "

Monday, May 9, 2016

“What Might Trump the Election Year Pattern?” | Weekly Market Commentary | May 09, 2016

"This week we look at what the upcoming presidential election may mean for markets in 2016.

Monday, May 9, 2016

"Yet Another Disconnect" | Weekly Economic Commentary | May 09, 2016

"In our view, the April 2016 employment report underscores a key disconnect between the market and Federal Reserve (Fed). "

Friday, May 6, 2016

Market Insight Monthly | April 2016

"Economic data received in April continued to point to an economy in little danger of falling into a recession, but also still experiencing below-trend growth."

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Search for Income | Q1 2016

The Search for Income publication is a quarterly guide to our top ideas for income-producing securities and strategies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

"High-Yield: Still All About Oil" | Bond Market Perspectives | May 3, 2016

"High-yield bond prices are trading in tight correlation with the price of oil."

Monday, May 2, 2016

“Is Sell In May Just A Cliché?” | Weekly Market Commentary | May 02, 2016

"“Sell in May and go away” is probably the most widely cited cliché in stock market history."

Monday, May 2, 2016

"Consumer Check-In" | Weekly Economic Commentary | May 02, 2016

"The 75% run-up in oil prices from the multiyear lows hit in mid-February 2016 has raised concerns that the U.S consumer may run for the hills."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"The Negative Rates Experiment" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 26, 2016

"Negative interest rate policies have had profound implications for bond investors thus far, but limited benefits for the economies intended to gain from them."

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Value Comeback?" | Weekly Market Commentary | April 25, 2016

"Value stocks have staged a comeback versus growth after a long losing streak."

Monday, April 25, 2016

"FOMC FAQs: When Doves Cry?" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 25, 2016

"The Fed holds its third of eight FOMC meetings of 2016 this Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27, 2016."

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Portfolio Compass | April 20, 2016

"Upgraded emerging markets to neutral from negative/neutral."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Mixed Messages from Municipals" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 19, 2016

"Low yields coupled with fair valuations send a mixed message from the municipal bond market."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Following the Money in EM Currency Markets" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 18, 2016

"Emerging markets (EM) tantalize investors with the prospects of higher returns; yet the key to these returns may be the value of the U.S. dollar."


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Wealth Wake Up May 22, 2016

Host Dick Donahue discusses the latest economic news, including the fastest growing economies in the world, and municipal bond woes hitting states like Illinois and New Jersey.

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Wealth Wake Up May 21, 2016

Host Dick Donahue broadcasts an update from the Republican State Convention in Pasco.

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Wealth Wake Up for 5/15/16

This week host Dick Donahue talks about the latest market reports and some reasons why not to buy into Aramco oil when Saudi Arabia starts offering shares to the public.

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Wealth Wake Up for 5/8/16

Host Dick Donahue talks about the importance of Mother’s Day, the latest economic reports, fiscalship.org, and your life expectancy affects how much you get out of Social Security.


Wealth Wake Up April 30, 2016

Host Dick Donahue discusses the impact of current economic conditions on your wealth building plans.