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Global Diversification Roars Like a Lion in the First Quarter

Global Diversification Roars Like a Lion in the First Quarter

Douglas Coté, CFA, SVP & Chief Market Strategist

Domestic large cap indexes have lagged as oil prices and dollar strength weigh on giant multinationals.

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Weekly Commentary and Statistics

Weekly Commentary and Statistics

Major domestic equity indexes continued to make up ground lost during March, posting a second consecutive week of gains to inch closer to record highs. European stocks, meanwhile, extended its surge into unchartered territory on the back of central bank accommodation.

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Asset Allocation Views: March 2015: Dollar Dominance

By Paul Zemsky, CFA, CIO, Multi-Asset Strategies, Derek Sasveld, CFA, Head of Asset Allocation, Jon Kaczka, CFA, Asset Allocation Analyst

The U.S. dollar rally has continued, with the broad dollar index moving to its highest level since 2003 as expectations for the initial federal funds rate hike have been pulled forward. Concern over the impact of the stronger dollar on S&P 500 earnings has dampened equity returns in the U.S. year to date, while European and Japanese risk assets have continued their outperformance in local-currency terms. Emerging market equities, meanwhile, have relinquished their 2015 gains given the uncertain effect of a tighter Fed.

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Fixed Income Perspectives- March 2015

While the improving labor market points to sunnier days ahead, the Fed’s dovish tone confirms that job growth is being overshadowed by the hazier realities of low wage inflation, a strong dollar and collapsing oil prices.

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Market Review: March 2015: Unhappy Birthday

Daniel P. Donnelly, Head of Investment Communications

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Market Review - 1Q15: This Is Not an Exit

Market Review - 1Q15: This Is Not an Exit

Daniel Donnelly, Head of Investment Communications

1Q15: This Is Not an Exit Markets lacked conviction throughout the first quarter, their direction buffeted by myriad factors, central bank messaging not least among them. Though the Federal Reserve appears to be moving ever closer to the launch of a rate-hike cycle, there’s enough evidence to suggest that the timing of liftoff may be less immediate than thought only weeks ago. The actions of most other policymakers, meanwhile, have only grown more accommodative.

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