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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Markets Are Fairly Calm after Extreme Volatility

    Global equity markets (IEFA) have witnessed an intense bout of volatility in the past year. They’ve had corrections of more than 10% twice in 2015.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Equity Volatility and Global Uncertainty Are Eroding Returns

    The past few months have seen high levels of volatility in global stock markets (IWD) (IEFA) amid concerns over declining oil prices (IEO) and a slowdown in China’s (FXI) (MCHI) economy.

    By Peter Hayes
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Teva’s Launch of Generic Version of Reyataz Boosts Stock

    On December 27, 2017, Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) announced the exclusive launch of the generic version of Reyataz, which is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) in the United States.

    By Sarah Collins
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How China Could Worry Global and Emerging Markets

    Emerging markets have been a go-to place for the international investment community for the past decade.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Fiscal Policy Back in Fashion?

    With global growth still subdued despite loose monetary policy and rock-bottom interest rates, the case for fiscal stimulus has become more compelling.

    By Jean Boivin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assessing the Paradigm Shift in the Fiscal Policy

    Fiscal policy has turned more expansionary, with stress on fiscal spending and monetary easing, thereby flooding the financial markets worldwide with huge liquidity.

    By Jean Boivin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Bargain Hunting in Continental Europe Yields No Results

    Given the negative yields in Continental Europe, it would be wise to combine developed markets with good economic fundamentals.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Until Recently, Global Growth Was Powered by Emerging Economies

    In the past three decades, emerging market (EEM) economies grew rapidly, led by exports, which shifted current account balances from a deficit to a huge surplus.

    By Rick Rieder
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Indicators Suggesting an Economic Turnaround?

    Over the past few years, China’s economic growth witnessed a significant slowdown. In the first quarter, the economy fell to 6.7%.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Now the Perfect Time and Place for Gold?

    The data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that average hourly earnings have reached $21.45, up by 2.5% YoY, and represent the highest growth since January.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Gold Has Performed Better When Interest Rates Are Lower

    J.P. Morgan’s analysis states that gold has outperformed equities, bonds, and a broad commodities index in a low interest rate environment.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Is a Jewel among the BRICs Right Now

    India is a bright spot within the BRICs and stands out in a world where economic growth is sparse.

    By Terry Simpson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Russia Must Develop a Sustainable Long-Term Economic Growth Model

    Undoubtedly, Russia is the BRIC member with the most to gain from recovering oil prices.

    By Terry Simpson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Emerging Market Valuations Cheapen Compared to Developed Markets

    Even on the earnings yield basis, emerging markets look attractive with a yield of 8.4% compared to 6% for the S&P 500 and 6.7% for the MSCI EAFE Index.

    By Tushar Yadava
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Japanese Stocks Look Attractive as Valuations Drop

    Japanese (EWJ) (SCJ) equities have become attractive thanks to relatively low valuations after a 20% fall from highs recorded in August last year.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Market Volatility Increased Sharply in Recent Months?

    In this series, we’ll see how investors can best seek to reduce volatility and capture opportunities by following diversification and selectivity as a long-term strategy.

    By BlackRock
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Global Equity Markets Reasonably Valued after Sell-Off?

    The recent correction in the global (SCZ) equity markets makes valuations very attractive.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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