By: Laura Hochstetler | On: January 14, 2018 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The Euro rose to a three-year high versus the dollar on Friday after German party leaders reached a breakthrough in talks to form a “grand coalition” and minutes […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: January 7, 2018 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 25,000 for the first time on Thursday, while the FTSE 100 and MSCI Asia Pacific also closed at all-time highs during […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: December 30, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action World stocks, as measured by the MSCI All-Country World Index, have risen every month this year – the first time in its history that a calendar year has […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: December 23, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The US tax reform bill was passed by both houses of Congress this week and signed into law on Friday. The law will reduce taxes for corporations and […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | 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: Laura Hochstetler | On: December 9, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The U.K. and the E.U. reached an agreement Friday on Brexit terms after six months of tense talks. The deal clears the path for discussions to start next […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: December 3, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action November was the best month for Eurozone factories in over 17 years. IHS Markit’s final manufacturing PMI for the Eurozone climbed to 60.1 last month from October’s 58.5. […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: November 19, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Global equities edged slightly lower this week amid an uptick in volatility. Yields on benchmark US 10-year Treasury notes slipped a few basis points to 2.35%, and the […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: November 12, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Global equities reached all-time highs at midweek before backing down amid anxiety about delays in US corporate tax cuts. Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption, growing tensions between Iran […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: November 9, 2017 |

The Strategic Importance of Brazil

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 […]