Commentary/Blog

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: July 6, 2017 |

Valuation Metrics, Currencies, and Portfolio Rebalancing: Kantian of Fichte?

According to most valuation metrics, European stocks trade at a discount relative to those in the US. Consequently, fund managers are on a shopping spree for EU-based equities. As a […]

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 […]

By: Thierry Malleret | On: June 30, 2017 |

Monthly Barometer’s Forward-Looking Monthly Review: An Interdisciplinary View of our Complex Global Economy

June 2017   Lowflation is back. Core inflation is softer than expected, notably in the US and Europe, but also in other countries like China. The resultant flattening bond yields […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: June 28, 2017 |

Reverberations and Growth Prospects: Implications for Equity and Fixed Income Markets

In the last few weeks two developments – related to key issues for the health of the global economy – have been unfolding. The first deals with European banks, and […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: June 24, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action Healthcare stocks posted one of their strongest weeks of the year and now represent the second best performing group in 2017 so far. The rise coincides with release […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: June 22, 2017 |

Relevering Balance Sheets and Recalibrating Expectations: The Central Authorities Effect

Current financial and economic conditions in the US as well as in the EU are conducive to higher growth in the second half of the year. In addition, the shaping […]

By: Laura Hochstetler | On: June 17, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

Market Action World shares steadied on Friday after selling in the tech sector triggered their biggest fall in over a month, while the yen slid to a two-week low as […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: June 15, 2017 |

Bullish Bias and Asset Classes Breakout: Diminishing Safety Margins

Last Friday we observed a divergence among major indexes. The DJIA and the NASDAQ moved in significantly opposite directions. The main reason for the drop in the NASDAQ (which continued […]

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

Weekly Market Update

Market Actions The British pound plunged to a seven-week low on Friday after Thursday’s snap election that cost Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party its majority in Parliament. Global equity […]

By: John E. Charalambakis | On: June 8, 2017 |

Disintegration in the Age of Discontent: Unraveling Realities and the Market

It seems that we are on the verge of a new reality that could resemble the developments of the early 1970s. The global rules and order that were established in […]

By: Joel Charalambakis | On: June 4, 2017 |

Weekly Market Update

 Market Action The U.S. unemployment rate sank to its lowest level in 16 years after the May jobs report. The report says roughly 50,000 fewer jobs were created than the […]