A Macro View - Japan’s GDP Surprise
Japan’s first quarter real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was estimated at 0.6% Wednesday, and unexpectedly beat economists’ forecasts. On the surface, this week’s reading is...
The World is in Crisis...the Markets are not
Markets have been gyrating for the past months in the face of a wave of geopolitical crises. But the chance of any of these crises dramatically altering the behavior of markets beyond the short-term is very, very slight.
Despite some unsettling events both domestically and abroad, the first half of 2014 resulted in relatively calm markets and extraordinarily low volatility. Will the markets close out the year quietly or strike back with a major correction? Should portfolios remain positioned for uncertainty and risk?