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Equity Overview - Global Stock Markets

U.S. equity markets fared better than other developed country stock markets as European, Japanese, and U.K. equities were negative for the first quarter. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Equity markets rebounded in March as rate hike fears eased and healthy domestic economic data revealed consistent conditions, resulting in a resounding turnaround from the market lows experienced in February. Read more

U.S. Has Over 5.5 Million Jobs to Fill

The Department of Labor released its most recent data for open jobs, with 5.6 million open positions in December, just shy of a 5.7 record set in July of 2015. Read more

Fixed Income Update

Government bond yields from various developed countries fell into negative territory in February, as central banks applied further stimulus efforts. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Volatile oil prices and uncertainty about the presidential race led to erratic markets throughout February, yet buffered by improving economic news including GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2015 that was revised higher from 0.7% to 1.0%, as released by the Commerce Department. Read more

Equity Overview - Domestic Stock Market

Domestic and international equity markets continued on a volatile course as central banks further explored the negative yield arena of government bonds. Read more

Growth of World Oil Supplies

With oil prices continuing to fall throughout January, the focal point has been an over supply of the commodity, which is now in abundance worldwide. Read more

Why Stocks Went Down When Oil Went Down

Equity markets descended in January alongside oil prices, while testing new lows with a visible increase in volatility. Read more

Current Environment - Macro Overview

Volatility returned to the markets in January as China devalued the yuan immediately following the new year in hopes of stimulating exports amid a slowing Chinese economy. Read more

Another Battered Year For Oil

As commodity prices around the world collapsed throughout 2015, no other price collapse was more prominent than oil. Read more

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