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Investment Perspectives is a monthly publication which provides our market outlook as well as insight into the state of the economy.

IP-Header.JPGThis month’s issue features the following topics:

“Has Growth Peaked?" by Mark Luschini

Over the last few months we began to detect a softening in a variety of domestic economic indicators and, to a greater degree, those being produced abroad. In the U.S., however, the first quarter data has been anomalous for years, only to be followed by improved reports of growth in the very next period.

“A Few "Whys" for Our Fed Forecast” by Guy LeBas

It’s been a volatile year across financial markets, be it debt or equity. One thing that has remained relatively constant, however, has been the steady drumbeat of actual (and prospective) rate hikes from the Federal Reserve (Fed). In March, the U.S. central bank increased their target for overnight interest rates by 0.25% to a range of 1.50% – 1.75%.

“The Big Four" by Greg Drahuschak

Despite two potential technical breakdowns, the highest yield on the 10-year Treasury note in four years, fears of a trade war, and several weaker than anticipated economic reports, the S&P 500 exited April with a fractional gain.

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