International

Stay up to date on commentary related specifically to international markets.

Is China Investable?

Reasons prompting concern around investing in China may be improving, but volatility is likely to remain characteristic of Chinese stocks in 2024.

Bank of Japan: End of an Era?

Policy changes at the Bank of Japan could potentially reverse capital flows, shift global yields higher, contribute to a stronger yen, and increase the value of Japanese stocks.

What Happened to ESG Stocks?

Investments in alternative energy have become unattractive due to higher interest rates, not changes in government policies, adoption or pricing of green technologies.

Conflict in the Middle East

Current hostilities in the Middle East have been met with a relatively calm market reaction thus far, although market risk remains should war threaten global recession.

Europe Sentiment: So Bad It's Good

Changes in sentiment may drive the performance of the eurozone equity markets, even with disappointing economic data.

China: Contagion or Contained?

China's economy may have spillover effects on global economic and earnings growth, but it's unlikely to lead to global financial contagion and send stock markets materially lower.

4 Ways to Invest Internationally

Foreign stocks are again competitive with their domestic counterparts. Here are four ways to gain exposure.

Investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

As businesses worldwide adopt the technology, the innovation of AI may result in market leadership changes, global economic growth, and investor opportunities.

Chinese Buyers' Impact on the Global Luxury Market

China's high-end consumers once dominated spending for luxury products. How quickly they return could shape industry's outlook and provide hints into China's recovery.

Divergence: Rate Cuts, Pauses, and Hikes

Central bank policies are set to diverge from the steady hikes characterizing the first half of 2023, contributing to increased market volatility for the remainder of the year.