Financial News for the Week of April 28, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK First quarter GDP growth came in at just 0.7% (annualized) – slightly weaker than consensus. The main culprit behind the slowdown was consumer spending, which barely grew. Much of the drag on growth appears to be temporary and we expect activity to rebound
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Financial News for the Week of April 21, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Investor sentiment remained relatively upbeat this week on constructive economic data, positive earnings reports, and hopes for near-term pro-growth policies. Still, safe-haven assets remained in demand, supported by rising geopolitical tensions and anxiety over
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Financial News for the Week of April 14, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Economic data this week remained consistent with the theme of an economy nearing full employment. Headlines were dominated this week by rising tensions with North Korea and the increased odds that the French Presidential elections could result in the victory of
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Financial News for the Week of April 7, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK U.S. economic data disappointed on a variety of fronts this week, but much can be chalked up to weather-related disruptions to the data. A paltry 89k payrolls gain was the biggest disappointment, but we are inclined to look past one month’s result and focus on a
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