RECENT Global RESEARCH
US private sector employment increased by 235,000 jobs in October. Non-farm jobs have bounced back from a downward revised 110,000 jobs in September.
At its October policy meeting, the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged. The decision was made by an 8-1 majority vote.
Investors often ask us which of the two main bond market risks they should focus on—interest rate or credit. Our answer? Both—and the way they interact with each other.
In the ECB’s (European Central Bank) October policy meeting, its laid out its plans for the QE (quantitative easing) program.
In the week ending October 28, news related to developments surrounding tax reforms kept volatility at bay.
The US Moat Index has been performing fairly well this year. As of September 30, 2017, it has outperformed, rising 20.5% over the S&P 500 Index’s (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) rise of 18.6% YTD.
The main reason for the popularity of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index is its successful track record when predicting changes to the business cycle.
China’s GDP grew at an annualized rate of 6.8% in 3Q17 and met the market expectation. The economy expanded at an annualized rate of 6.9% in the first two quarters of 2017.
Stock market volatility remained low for another week as equity markets around the world soared to new highs in the week ending October 20.
The Federal Reserve released its September industrial production report on October 17. The report indicated that key sectors in the US economy increased production in September.
In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the September final services PMI reports and manufacturing PMI reports of major emerging economies, including India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia.
In this series, we’ll discuss the September FOMC meeting minutes in detail and decide how the meeting minutes have changed the outlook for markets.
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey is a forward indicator of economic activity. The US Fed takes this measure into consideration when making monetary policy decisions involving interest rates.
As per the September ADP National Employment Report, the US private sector added 135,000 jobs during the month. The figure is a sharp decrease from 228,000 in August.
Stock market volatility around the globe continued to trend lower as uncertainty about German elections, North Korea, and US tax reforms subsided.
Since the September 20 statement, markets have turned skeptical about whether the Fed will be able to go ahead with its December rate hike plan.
Throughout this series, we’ll look at potential risks facing markets, and how they could impact global financial markets in the short-to-medium term if they end up materializing.
During the past two decades, EM (emerging markets) local debt has evolved to become the largest and most liquid debt market within the emerging market bond space.
In this series, we’ll analyze each component of the Conference Board Leading Economic Index and understand its implications for the consumer discretionary (XLY), industrial (XLI), and housing (XHB) sectors and the overall market (SPY).
The global economy (ACWI) is showing signs of a strong recovery in 2017. Emerging nations (EEM) and developed nations (EFA) are both contributing to these results.