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The Trump Trade Lives On

Markets Nick Sargen
Strong economic growth and robust corporate profits propelled the U.S. stock market to a record high in the third quarter.
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U.S. – China Showdown: A Key Test for U.S. Trade Policy

Policy Nick Sargen
U.S. trade policy now appears headed for a showdown with China, as the administration is set to announce duties on an additional $200 billion of Chinese imports.
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Assessing the Economic Impact of Deregulation

Policy Nick Sargen
One of the most controversial issues in public policy relates to the role of government regulation of the economy.
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FERC Strikes Again & Pandora's Box Was Already Opened

Equities David McColl
In July, FERC offered up another surprise to the MLP market, after already causing turmoil in March when, during market hours, they announced a major policy change.
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Emerging Markets: Looking for Opportunity Beyond the Headlines

Fixed Income Zulfi Ali, Brian Cloutier & Bojan Vidosevic
Over the past year, the Fed has raised short-term rates from 1% to 2% which has had a negative effect on the entire fixed income spectrum. This has been especially true within EM.
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Midyear Update: Global Equity Markets at an Inflection Point

Markets Nick Sargen & Dan Carter
Following a strong start in January, global equity markets have retraced some of their gains while volatility has increased from record lows.
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The Enigma of Tame Wage Increases

Economics Nick Sargen & Dan Carter
An ongoing puzzle for investors and policymakers alike is the tame pace of wage increases even as unemployment (U-3) has fallen below 4%.
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Finding Value in 2018’s Most Unloved Sector

Fixed Income Paul Tomich
Within investment grade corporates, intermediate corporates — defined as 5-10 year maturities — may offer the most attractive risk-adjusted return potential.
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Does Foreign Policy Matter to Markets?

Policy Nick Sargen
Two developments, the G-7 meeting in Canada and the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, have dominated the news in recent days. Yet, global markets have not reacted to either development.
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