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Chart of the Week

INTERNATIONAL SMALL-CAPS: BIGGER POND

Chart courtesy of Royce & Associates. Sources: Royce, FactSet, as of 12/31/18. ”U.S. Small-Cap” is represented by the Russell 2000 Index, and “International Small-Cap” by the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) All Country World Index (ACWI) ex USA Small Cap. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Indexes are unmanaged, and not available for direct investment. Index returns do not include fees or sales charges. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect the performance of an actual investment.

 

Market Snapshot

U.S. Economy: Odd Jobs, but...

February's jobs report disappointed at the top, but the angels were in the details; China's growth cast a long shadow; Europe's central bank went full dovish.


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Market Outlook
Mar 20
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

Brexit: Beginning of the End? or...

March 20, 2019

Is the Brexit story about to end, or about to begin?

Market Outlook
Mar 20
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Mid Week Bond Update

Brexit Pulse: Mostly Steady

March 20, 2019

Sailing into Brexit's uncharted waters, the UK economy is largely shipshape; High-yield energy bonds reflect uncertainty over crude oil prices; TIPS yields reflect falling inflation expectations in the shadow of the FOMC's latest report.

Investment Insights
Mar 18
Investment Insights

Homebuilders Are Worth Watching

March 18, 2019

Strong economic fundamentals have allowed homebuilders to maintain decent growth and outperform the broad market.

Market Snapshot
Mar 15
Market Snapshot

Brexit: The Paradoxical Pound

March 15, 2019

The British pound seemed to enjoy the current impasse; Italy considered joining China's Belt and Road Initiative on commerce and infrastructure; U.S. economic data was less than encouraging; China and the U.S. agreed to continue agreeing.

Investment Insights
Mar 11
Investment Insights

Around the Curve

U.S. Consumers: How are they Doing?

March 11, 2019

Consumer sentiment and sales are tightly tied, and related to the interest consumers pay.

Market Snapshot
Mar 08
Market Snapshot

U.S. Economy: Odd Jobs, but...

March 08, 2019

February's jobs report disappointed at the top, but the angels were in the details; China's growth cast a long shadow; Europe's central bank went full dovish.

Investment Insights
Mar 07
Investment Insights

Taking the Temperature: European Politics 2019

March 07, 2019

Europe's political tensions pose questions for investors; Martin Currie's Michael Browne rates the risks to stability posed by the biggest EU economies now.

Investment Insights
Mar 07
Investment Insights

Reform vs Populism - India's Election

March 07, 2019

India’s ruling political party, the BJP, remains the front-runner ahead of this year’s election but may have seen its popularity peak. What are the implications for investors if it fails to win enough votes to govern on its own?

Investment Insights
Mar 07
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Housing Indonesia's Population Boom

March 07, 2019

A sharply rising population and a government directed move to boost housing in Indonesia is highly favourable for domestic concrete producers.

Market Outlook
Mar 06
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Mid Week Bond Update

Sovereign Bonds: The ESG Factor

March 06, 2019

A timely look at how ESG principles might factor into sovereign debt analysis; bond investors got some upside news on the U.S. economy; China's latest goals could benefit debtholders.

Market Outlook
Mar 04
Market Outlook

Around the Curve

Of Elephants, Mice and Emerging Markets

March 04, 2019

The trade tensions between China and the U.S. affect EM economies as well as the world's larger trading blocs.

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