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2015 Forecast: Sustainable Global Expansion Driven by Tectonic Shifts

2015 Forecast: Sustainable Global Expansion Driven by Tectonic Shifts

Douglas Coté, CFA, Chief Market Strategist

As we enter the new year, the global economy is on a sustainable growth trajectory that will provide a catalyst to financial markets and a source of strength for corporate profits.

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Weekly Commentary and Statistics

Global Perspectives: Weekly Commentary and Statistics

The equity markets’ early-2015 struggles continued, as the big three indexes delivered a third consecutive week of losses despite an impressive Friday rally. Oil continued to trend lower, with West Texas Intermediate crude prices approaching lows not seen since the financial crisis, though a Friday report from the International Energy Agency reducing its non-OPEC supply forecast sparked a small rebound. Yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury fell below 1.7% during the week, the lowest since May 2013, while 30-year yields established new record lows near 2.35%.

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Asset Allocation Views: Assessing the Decline in Oil Prices

Asset Allocation Views: Assessing the Decline in Oil Prices

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

The pace of the oil market plunge unnerved markets and reintroduced higher volatility to many of them. Looking ahead, the knock-on effects of lower oil prices will vary across industries, regions and asset classes.

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Fixed Income Perspectives - December 2014

Fixed Income Perspectives - December 2014

Christine Hurtsellers, CFA CIO Fixed Income; Matt Toms, CFA Head of U.S. Public Fixed Income

While plummeting oil prices have provided a high-profile Grinch to blame for recent market discord, the ECB’s summertime adoption of a negative deposit rate also helped instigate the episodic volatility we have seen in credit and equity markets in the latter half of the year.

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Defined Contribution Insights - Recent Money Market Reforms May Impact Your DC Plan

Defined Contribution Insights - Recent Money Market Reforms May Impact Your DC Plan

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently approved long-awaited reforms to money market funds that likely will impact a variety of retirement plans, including defined contribution plans that include these capital-preservation vehicles in their product lineups. With many provisions not scheduled to take effect until 2016, however, affected plan sponsors have time to consider their options.

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Market Review: First Quarter 2014: Beneath the Waves, an Ocean

Market Review: First Quarter 2014: Beneath the Waves, an Ocean

By Daniel P. Donnelly, Head of Investment Communications

First Quarter 2014: Beneath the Waves, an Ocean Markets turned choppy in the first quarter, buffeted by everything from weather-related economic softness to the leadership transition at the Fed to an emboldened Russia flexing its muscles in the Black Sea. Despite the tumult, a number of domestic equity markets surged to new record highs during the period, suggesting a steady supply of support below the potentially destabilizing swells.

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