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So What Happens Next in the Market and the Economy?

By David O'Malley | August 31, 2015

As expected, last week we saw tremendous volatility in the markets. The Dow was down over 1,000 points at market open on Monday and had recovered significantly during the remainder of the week.

How to Find Opportunity in a Volatile Market

By Zhiwei Ren | August 28, 2015

In May, I wrote that credit, commodities and foreign exchange markets were all sending warning signals, while the equity markets were remaining relatively calm. Now, the market volatility has finally caught up in the equity markets. To navigate this market, I offer a few suggestions.

Is It Time to Panic, or Is It Time to Buy?

By Mark Heppenstall | August 27, 2015

The markets have been roiled over the last few days, driven largely by news from China. The question on everybody’s mind: What does this mean for my investments?

Watch Emerging Market Currencies for Indications of an Improving Market

By David O'Malley | August 24, 2015

Global equity markets suffered the largest losses in over a year as concerns increase about the strength of the Chinese economy and the implications for emerging market economies around the globe.

The Increasing Relevance of the Private Equity Secondary Market

By Trevor M. Williams | August 20, 2015

Once characterized by its scarce liquidity, the secondary market for private equity interests has evolved into a much more significant and active marketplace.

Yuan Devaluation Surprises Market

By David O'Malley | August 17, 2015

Last week’s surprise announcement from the Chinese government devaluing the Yuan affected markets across the globe.

The Commodity Bloodbath Accelerates

By Greg Zappin | August 13, 2015

It has been a horrible few months for the commodity complex (oil, natural gas, met coal, thermal coal, copper, aluminum, steel, gold, etc.).

September Interest Rate Increase Looking Likely After the Employment Report

By David O'Malley | August 10, 2015

The U.S. Labor Department released July’s employment report confirming the continuation of solid labor market performance.

Is Non-Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS) Issuance Poised for a Rebound?

By Mark Heppenstall | August 6, 2015

If the expression “time heals all wounds” holds true in the fixed income markets today, investors may finally be ready for an important shift in the composition of Residential Mortgage-Backed Security (RMBS) issuance.

Fed Indicates September Tightening on Employment Gains

By David O'Malley | August 3, 2015

The two key market moving news events of the last week were the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting and the second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) report.

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