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Q2 Market Outlook: The Global economy thaws after a cold winter while valuations in financial markets rise

2014 has started slowly and equity markets are still looking for confirmation that the price increases in 2013 were based on an improvement in economic growth The disappointing developments so far are due to the cold winter in the U.S., a turn in the credit cycle in China and Japan ‘s VAT increase. There are

May 22, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized
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2014: A Year for Investing Cautiously

2013 was a great year for equities, with gains of some 20 percent worldwide and as much as 30 percent for some U.S. indexes. So the big question for 2014 is: can the trend continue? In our new Global Annual Outlook, I offer the view that while equities are by no means cheap, they still

Jan 6, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized
Russell Investments Wire blog – Global Forecast Synchronized Growth

Global forecast: synchronized growth – so long as governments behave

The economic climate is a bit sunnier than it should be, given the recent storms. Political turmoil in the U.S.; banking woes in Cyprus; chaos in Egypt and Syria; botched mid-year messaging on tapering from the U.S. Federal Reserve – we’ve seen no dearth of dire news. But equities continue to show gains, even setting

Nov 11, 2013 Categories: Uncategorized

To 1,500 and beyond?

It’s only the very start of 2013 and the market has already broken through our year-end S&P 500® Index target of 1,500. This doesn’t make us bearish, but it does make us cautious. We still expect equities to outperform bonds over the medium term, but shorter-term, it’s worth remembering that markets move in cycles of

Feb 5, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

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