Economic Updates

Keep up to date on the global economy and its impact on markets.

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Q1 2019 | Capital Markets Outlook

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Trade war and rising rates create headwinds for global economy

Q4 2018 | Fixed Income Outlook

The outlook for global economic growth is easing because of protectionist tariffs, weakness in emerging markets, and rising oil prices.

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Seeking opportunity in uncertainty

Q4 2018 | Equity Outlook

Despite risks of inflation and trade conflicts, opportunities exist for equity investors worldwide.

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Economic Update for January 22, 2019

Economy
  • The Producer Price index for final demand declined 0.2% in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Both import and export prices fell in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted.
Employment
  • Initial jobless claims fell by 3,000 to 213,000 in the week ended January 12, 2019, the Labor Department reported.
Profits
  • As of January 9, 2019, of the 20 S&P 500 Index companies reporting fourth-quarter earnings, 16 beat analysts’ estimates, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Emotion
  • The University of Michigan’s preliminary index of consumer sentiment dropped to 90.7 in January from 98.3 in December.