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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Portfolio Compass | April 22, 2015

"Downgraded agricultural commodities to negative/neutral from neutral."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Foreign Factors" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 21, 2015

"Foreign buying of U.S. bonds has slowed over recent years but remains a firm source of demand in the domestic bond market."

Monday, April 20, 2015

First Quarter 2015 Economic Review Client Letter by John Canally, CFA | April 20, 2015

"The beginning of April has kicked off the 2015 baseball season, as well as the release of economic data for first quarter 2015. So far this season, games have shown a nearly record low number of runs."

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Beige Book: Window On Main Street" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 20, 2015

"The latest Beige Book suggests that the U.S. economy is still growing at a pace that is at or above its long-term trend, and that some upward pressure on wages is beginning to emerge."

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Sizing Up Small Caps" | April 20, 2015 | Weekly Market Commentary

"The Russell 2000 Index hit a fresh all-time high last week (on tax day, April 15, 2015) and has outpaced large caps by 205 basis points (2.05%) year to date."

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Soft Start To Q2" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 14, 2015

"Bonds started the second quarter on a weak note as investors anticipate economic improvement during the second quarter."

Monday, April 13, 2015

"Gauging Global Growth: An Update for 2015 & 2016" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 13, 2015

"The market continues to expect that global GDP growth will accelerate in 2015, 2016, and 2017, aided by lower oil prices and stimulus from the BOJ and the ECB, two of the three leading central banks in the world."

Monday, April 13, 2015

"China: New Year, New Opportunity?" | April 13, 2015 | Weekly Market Commentary

"Regardless of whether China hits its 7% GDP target for Q1, its stock market has already been positive so far this year."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Market Insights | Q1 2015

This quarterly publication helps provide clarity and context to the issues affecting the economy, stock and bond market.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Portfolio Compass | April 08, 2015

"No changes."

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Transitioning To A Range Trade" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 07, 2015

"We believe the solid Q1 2015 broad bond market performance is unlikely to be sustainable for the duration of the year."

Monday, April 6, 2015

"Words With Friends" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 06, 2015

"Examining the number of mentions of certain buzzwords across news stories, we see a pattern of spikes that are followed by consistent declines over time."

Monday, April 6, 2015

"Earnings Recession?" | April 06, 2015 | Weekly Market Commentary

"First quarter 2015 earnings may produce the first year-over-year decline since the financial crisis due to the drags of low oil prices and the strong dollar."

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Municipal Supply Surge" | Bond Market Perspectives | March 31, 2015

"The sharp increase in new municipal issuance has been driven by issuers refinancing existing debt, making the recent surge far less of a risk to the market."

Monday, March 30, 2015

"Market’s March Madness" | March 30, 2015 | Weekly Market Commentary

"With the NCAA Final Four set, we share our own Final Four for stock market investing: economy, earnings, technicals, and valuations."

Monday, March 30, 2015

"March Employment Report Preview" | Weekly Economic Commentary | March 30, 2015

"We continue to expect the broad economy could potentially create between 225,000 and 250,000 net new jobs per month in 2015."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Portfolio Compass | March 25, 2015

"Upgraded small value to neutral from negative/neutral. Upgraded telecom to neutral from negative/neutral."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" | Bond Market Perspectives | March 24, 2015

"The high-yield energy sector has kept pace with the broader high-yield bond market in 2015 even as oil prices weakened, a notable difference from 2014."

Monday, March 23, 2015

"The Dollar's Ripple Effect" | March 23, 2015 | Weekly Market Commentary

"Using intermarket analysis is important to reduce the risk of missing vital directional clues within the financial markets."

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Forecast For Clear Skies" | Weekly Economic Commentary | March 23, 2015

"The outcome of last week’s FOMC meeting confirmed our long-held view that the Fed would keep rates "lower for longer."

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