Every month, we release new unique articles to provide helpful tips and insight on finance and business.

Trade Fears Inch Higher

KEY TAKEAWAYS Segments of fixed income more vulnerable to trade tensions have faced more pressure than more domestically focused areas Protectionist trade policy fears have weighed on IG corporates, as the global footprint of larger companies could be a liability if...

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Jobs and Trade In Perspective

KEY TAKEAWAYS Headlines related to trade and the March jobs report led to market weakness last week. While the risk of further escalation of trade disagreements exists, the United States and China remain open to negotiations. The March jobs report missed expectations,...

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To Sell or Not to Sell – The China/Treasuries Dilemma

KEY TAKEAWAYS China could sell its holdings of Treasuries, potentially leading to higher U.S. rates. While possible, we believe it is improbable given the negative feedback loop it would create. Foreign demand should remain a tailwind for Treasuries, all else equal,...

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Blockchain Ecosystems: An Investment Opportunity

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY is hailed by many as the next generation of the internet, or Internet 2.0. The technology is rapidly evolving, with the possibility of far-reaching implications across many sectors and industries. This evolution is forcing business leaders and...

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Cheat sheet for creating a personal financial plan

Taking control of personal finances is one of the best ways towards jump-starting financial success. For many ready to start creating their financial future an abundance of investment options, challenging tax laws, and more leave them...

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Outlook 2018: Return of the Business Cycle

OVER THE PAST EIGHT YEARS, extraordinarily accommodative monetary policy has served as the primary catalyst for spurring continued economic growth in the U.S. and around the globe. Although the economic expansion has delivered steady gross...

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Bond Market Perspectives – Further Flattening

KEY TAKEAWAYS The yield curve continues to flatten, but remains far from inverting or signaling an impending recession. The most recent decline in steepness has been driven by higher expectations for future rate hikes, due to continued economic...

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10 Reasons To Worry

One of the oldest market sayings is: “markets climb a wall of worry”—needless to say, it is sometimes good to be cautious. We listed some of our worries recently in What Might Scare Markets, but the action in the S&P 500 Index over the past...

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Tips for Intelligent Tax Deductible Donations

The end of the year is approaching fast and with it comes peak charity season. Inspired by the upcoming holidays and close of the tax-year, donors eager to make a difference give more during this season than any other during the year. Those...

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