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Chart of the Week

U.S. SMALL-CAPS: THE URGE TO MERGE

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Market Snapshot

China targets U.S. farmers

China’s latest tariffs focus on U.S. agricultural exports; financial markets are pricing in at least one Fed rate cut this year; U.S. consumers’ debt load reached $13.67 trillion, with student debt outstripping auto loans.


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Around the Curve

Argentina: Will They or Won't They?

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Do the heavy discounts on Argentine bonds properly reflect the risks of the upcoming election?

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Aug 14
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Around the Curve

Goodbye Convention, Hello Tweets?

August 14, 2019

How should investors approach this newest form of volatility?

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Mid Week Bond Update

Global Credit: Focusing on Fundamentals

August 14, 2019

While markets respond to headlines, it can be useful to keep an eye on fundamentals.

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Aug 12
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Markets Now: Review and Outlook

August 12, 2019

The QS proprietary leading economic indicator remained in positive territory for July, with the prospects for U.S. stocks to outperform U.S. investment-grade bonds and non-U.S. developed market equities remaining intact.

Market Outlook
Aug 08
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The Hidden Appeal Of Small-Caps And Cyclicals

August 08, 2019

What investors don’t want to overlook about the next leg of the small-cap journey.

Investment Insights
Aug 08
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Currency Wars?

August 08, 2019

The U.S. Treasury has designated China as a currency manipulator. What does this mean for investors in the longer term?

Market Outlook
Aug 07
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Mid Week Bond Update

Global Confidence: Shake, Rattle, Roll?

August 07, 2019

In the current market turmoil, how will the disparity between business and consumer confidence get resolved?

Market Outlook
Aug 06
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Rate Cut Now, No Promises for Tomorrow

August 06, 2019

There's reason and room for more rate cuts ahead, but it's unclear if that includes September.

Investment Insights
Aug 06
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Around the Curve

Consumer Confidence: Will Business Follow?

August 06, 2019

Why are consumers more confident in the economy than businesses now? The divergence poses acute questions for central bank policymakers.

Market Outlook
Aug 05
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Commercial Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Lending: The CLO Factor

August 05, 2019

These real-estate loan securities are growing in number, requiring strong, fundamentals-based analysis.

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