Research

Portfolio Compass | July 19, 2019

COMPASS CHANGES No changes INVESTMENT TAKEAWAYS Stock valuations remain favorable in our view even with the S&P 500 Index near our year-end fair value target of 3,000. We would consider raising this forecast if clarity on trade and monetary policy result in an...

Market Insight Quarterly | Second Quarter 2019

Stocks Rise, Rates Fall as Investors Position for Lower Rates U.S. economy sends mixed signals amid uncertainty. Second quarter data continued to paint the picture of a slowing but still growing economy. First quarter gross domestic product (GDP) rose 3.1%, according...

Market Insight Monthly | June 2019

ECONOMY: U.S. ECONOMY MODERATES, FED SHIFTS IN JUNE U.S. economic data moderated in June as trade tensions plagued the global economy. Leading indicators slowed, but remained largely resilient against trade headwinds. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index...

Central Bank Check-In | Weekly Economic Commentary | July 15, 2019

KEY TAKEAWAYS Recent Fed commentary reinforces the chance of a July rate cut. Trade tensions and political pressures are forcing global central banks to loosen monetary policy Easing policy may provide a short-term boost, but the global economy needs trade resolution....