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 […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: November 5, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Global equities set record highs again during the week, against a backdrop of solid economic and earnings growth. U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions in […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: October 29, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The US economy grew at a faster-than-forecast pace of 3% in the third quarter, handily beating 2.5% forecasts. Economists had expected a moderate Q3 slowdown because of the […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: October 22, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Global equities extended their gains this week and the Dow breached 23,000. Over the last week U.S. fund investors rushed into American and emerging market equities: Stock mutual […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: October 1, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Spanish authorities have confiscated millions of voting papers in Catalonia and stationed additional police in the region ahead of Sunday’s independence referendum, with the vote declared illegal by […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: September 24, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action Major stock indexes rose to records earlier this week, then decreased—closing mostly flat or slightly down for the week—while treasury yields increased, as global tension came back into […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: September 10, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action The major stock indices—and especially US stocks—moved lower this week amid concern about the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma (while Mexico was shaken by its strongest earthquake […]

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

Weekly Market Update

Market Action All three major US stock market indices posted weekly advances, and a strong showing for tech and biotech stocks helped the Nasdaq show its best weekly performance so […]