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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."

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Taking Stock After the Rally" | Weekly Market Commentary | April 18, 2016

"Stocks have had quite a nice run. We assess the likelihood that the rally continues from this point forward, and, if so, how much further it might have to go.

Monday, April 11, 2016

"Emerging Market Earnings: Is the Tide Turning" | Weekly Market Commentary | April 11, 2016

"After disappointing investors last year, emerging market earnings forecasts may finally be consistent with what can be delivered."

Monday, April 11, 2016

"Gauging Global Growth: An Update for 2016 & 2017" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 11, 2016

"As first quarter earnings season begins, we expect some companies may cite global growth concerns as they report results for first quarter and guidance moving forward."

Friday, April 8, 2016

Market Insight Quarterly | Q1 2016

"In the first quarter 2016, the U.S. economy weathers market volatility as labor market improves and manufacturing steadies."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"State of the States" | Bond Market Perspectives | April 12, 2016

""With the deadline approaching, taxes are front and center in the minds of investors."

Friday, April 8, 2016

"A Shift in Sentiment" Client Letter by John Canally | April 8, 2016

"After the market drops and reversals we experienced in Q1, we expect bouts of volatility may continue throughout 2016."

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Market Insight Monthly | March 2016

"U.S. economic data released in March, which largely capture economic activity in February, pointed to fairly steady but below-trend economic growth in the U.S.."

Monday, April 4, 2016

"Checking In On Trade" | Weekly Economic Commentary | April 4, 2016

"The U.S. trade deficit has been a drag on overall GDP growth."

Monday, April 4, 2016

"Q1 2016 Earnings Preview: No More Excuses" | Weekly Market Commentary | April 4, 2016

"The earnings trajectory may be at a trough as pressure from oil weakness and U.S. dollar strength begins to abate."

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

"Rising Bond Dealer Holdings" | Bond Market Perspectives | March 29, 2016

"Dealer inventories can affect the bond market, but less than economic growth, inflation, and Fed policy."

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Wealth Wake Up April 30, 2016

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

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Wealth Wake Up April 24, 2016

Host Dick Donahue talks about the latest economic reports focusing on new and existing home sales, the rail system that cost taxpayers $22 per passenger, and making a case for shock collars.

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Wealth Wake Up April 23, 2016

Host Dick Donahue covers economic stats vital to you and your financial plan, discusses what would happen if the typical US family spent the same way the federal government does.

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Wealth Wake Up for 4/17/16

Host Dick Donahue talks about the most recent economic reports, the recently-exposed tax havens in Panama, and 5 reasons to plan and save for retirement now.

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Radio Real Estate and Wealth Wake Up April 9, 2016

Host and Windermere Real Estate Agent Mike Kent and Wealth Wake Up Host Dick Donahue broadcast from the Whatcom County Republican Convention.