RECENT Global RESEARCH
The FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that concluded on September 20 left many market participants surprised.
Summer months have a tendency to be unfavorable for the stock market. Empirical evidence has shown that average returns for the S&P 500 are negative during summer months.
In this series, we’ll examine the improvements in the US economy since the last Fed meeting and discuss whether these developments could warrant accelerated tightening from the Fed.
Green bonds are used by organizations worldwide to fund environmentally sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water.
After a 20% surge in volatility in the week of September 4, volatility in the global markets dropped as markets opened on September 11.
The “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey” (or JOLTS) is a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In its September 7 policy meeting, the ECB (European Central Bank) left its policy measures unchanged, leaving interest rates at 0%.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the manufacturing activity and service activity of major emerging economies (EEM) (VWO) in August 2017.
Volatility in the global markets continued to stick to its recent trend of rising on bad news and drifting back to normal levels in a few sessions for the week ended September 8, 2017.
The ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) is an ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the price and yield performance of the Prime Cyber Defense Index.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI) is one of three composite business cycle indicators released by the Conference Board. In this series, we’ll analyze each component of the LEI and its implications for different sectors.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOD) lost 0.84% last week to close at 21,674.
At the last FOMC meeting on July 26, 2017, interest rates remained unchanged. The minutes of that meeting came three weeks later on August 16, 2017.
The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.
Equity markets around the world turned volatile last week as tensions between the US and North Korea escalated.
Volatility trended lower during the week ended August 4, 2017, as global markets remained close to recent highs. Apple (AAPL) beat market expectations, which helped the indexes remain close to their peaks.
In this series, we’ll analyze the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) World Economic Outlook update, and discuss why the IMF has changed its projections.
In this series, we’ll explore the latest data from the Leading Economic Index, one of three composite business cycle indicators released by The Conference Board.
According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VXX), which is a measure of market volatility, remained subdued last week.