By: Joel Charalambakis | On: December 17, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Flash estimates of purchasing managers indices suggest that global economic momentum has persisted into December. Manufacturing PMI for Europe hit a record high of 60.6 in December, and […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: December 14, 2017 |

Russian Engagement in Latin America: An Update

by Evan Ellis Evan Ellis, Phd, is a research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute with a focus on the region’s relationships […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: October 15, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The MSCI World benchmark of large and mid-cap stocks reached a new all-time high on Wednesday amid gains in most Asian and European markets. Japan’s Nikkei advanced to […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: September 28, 2017 |

Market Implications of Forthcoming Central Banks’ Changing Policies: Liquidity & Recessionary Considerations

According to the Fed’s recent announcement, the US central bank will start shrinking its balance sheet shortly, while we are expecting it to raise short-term rates in December. At the […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: September 17, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action U.S. stocks rose to weekly gains in a stretch that included four straight records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq Composite […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: July 29, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action Spanish GDP accelerated at its fastest rate in two years during the past quarter. Spain’s economy grew over 3% over the past year according to recent data released. […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: July 23, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action China’s economy accelerated its growth rate in Q2 to 6.9%, with consumer spending, factory output and investment all posting strong figures. Retail sales were also at their strongest […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: July 15, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action The Bank of Canada raised interest rates for the first time since 2010 this week from 0.5% to 0.75%. The tighter policy comes amidst upward revisions to forecasts […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: July 9, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action The U.S. economy added 222,000 in the month of June according to Friday’s employment report, which included an upward revision of to May’s report as well. While the […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: July 1, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action The Federal Reserve approved the capital plans of the 34 largest financial institutions in the U.S. The plans were the second half of the central bank’s annual stress […]