By Mark Heppenstall | January 20, 2017
Nearly eight years into one of the most unloved bull markets ever for U.S. equities and credit, the rally now appears ready for “extra innings.” Despite increasingly full valuations and an earnings recession for U.S. companies during a recent five-quarter stretch, proposed economic policies under the Trump administration will be supportive of domestic economic growth and corporate profits.
By Zhiwei Ren | August 18, 2016
If the original goal of monetary easing was to stimulate growth and inflation, we can say it has failed. The question is: Do investors want the central banks to succeed eventually?
By Mark Heppenstall | June 10, 2016
Investors have grown increasing weary of the continuing saga surrounding the Greek debt crisis, and understandably so. When the crisis first emerged in 2010, investors questioned its potential impact on the health of the global economy and whether the eurozone alliances might crack under the weight of unsustainable sovereign debt loads. That hasn’t happened, so far.
By Zhiwei Ren | January 28, 2016
As of last Friday, 1/22/16, the S&P 500 Index was down almost 7%, German Dax down 7%, Japan Nikkei down 10%, and the Shanghai stock exchange index down 17%. These are extreme moves in a very short time frame. What is market trying to tell us? And how should we navigate this market?
By David O'Malley | November 16, 2015
After closing in on the highs for the year, stocks sold off last week as declining commodity prices and weak earnings weighed on sentiment.
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