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Emerging market bonds have performed well so far this year, but high valuations and growing risks dent their appeal.
Stock market investors have a lot to be thankful for.
The bull market keeps powering through all potential setbacks—how long can it last?
We still see more treats than tricks for investors in the year ahead. But in the spirit of the season, we are sharing some scary charts of a few things we worry about late at night.
2017 is likely to rank as the most costly year ever for natural disasters. From a purely economic perspective—where analysis replaces emotion—disasters tend to spur economic growth over the short and long-term despite the widespread destruction they leave behind.
The stock market rally remains intact as we begin Q4—breadth is good with most stocks on the rise—but have investors been underestimating this market?
Central banks are behaving as if wages and inflation will revive in the year ahead. If they don’t, and central banks don’t alter their policy path, the global stock markets could be in for a rough 2018.
Despite the coming shift by central banks towards trimming/tapering their balance sheets, we don’t believe the bull market is at risk.
The dual hurricanes of Harvey and Irma will continue to exact their toll on households, businesses and the economy; but less on the stock market.
Over the past 15 years, earnings per share for both international and U.S. companies went from $33 to $108, but they took very different paths, illustrating the diversification benefits of global investing.
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