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Good Global Growth Spurs Stock Prices

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Global growth continues to exceed expectations. But have the world’s stock markets fully priced in the good news? Will changing monetary policies undermine the price-to-earnings multiple expansion we are witnessing? Could tax policy changes provide an additional boost to stock prices? This Investment Strategy explores these questions.

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Global Markets’ Mid-year Momentum

Friday, July 21, 2017

At last, both the U.S. and the rest of the world are growing steadily and exceeding expectations. This long-awaited synchronized surge and better-than-expected corporate earnings helped push U.S. stocks to higher-than-average valuations. International stocks followed suit.

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America First?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The synchronized global expansion continued in the first quarter, leading markets higher and pushing U.S. stocks toward expensive territory. With U.S. stock valuations and economic data close to historic levels, the recent rally in U.S. stocks may run out of steam. Those challenges, plus infighting about the direction of fiscal and foreign policy and the rise of political risks, likely mean diversification will play an important role.

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Is This the Beginning or the End?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Is the U.S. business cycle primed to continue with the tailwinds of new policy and a stabilizing global economy powering it higher? Or will new geopolitical and policy risks finish it off? While the world seems more uncertain than ever, this year’s predictions highlight three areas we’ll be watching that should give us some answers.

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The Productivity Conundrum

Friday, October 14, 2016

We polled the members of CAPTRUST’s Investment Committee to get a feel for what longer-term or structural topics they felt readers should be aware of in the coming months. Their response: productivity. They noted a meaningful gap between economists’ thoughts on this foundational topic and what is covered in the popular press.

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Today’s Investment Landscape

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Given the many issues surrounding capital markets today, including the UK’s Brexit vote and China’s growth questions, this Investment Strategy details Chief Investment Officer Eric Freedman’s thoughts on topics ranging from recent market events to upcoming economic catalysts. Freedman’s recent trip to China provides some firsthand exposure to one of the global economy’s biggest areas of uncertainty.

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