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  • Global conditions improve, inflation remains low, and December poised to be good

    Global conditions are improving, inflation remains low, and December is poised to be a good month.

  • Stocks reach all-time highs on improving expectations

    Stocks are making new all-time highs due to earnings coming in better-than-expected, lower economic policy uncertainty on reduced trade tensions, strong labor market data, and improving global manufacturing indicators.

  • Economic Data, Limits of Monetization, and Equities Enter Profitable Period

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

  • Stocks make new highs on a healthy jobs report and improving manufacturing

    Stocks reached all-time highs last week, driven higher by better-than-expected earnings news and positive economic data.

  • Mission accomplished?

    The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee today reduced their target for overnight interest rates by a third 25bps to a range of 1.50% to 1.75%, completing the Greenspan-esque “three insurance cuts” cycle.

  • Finally

    After more than three months and multiple attempts, the S&P 500 Monday morning finally set a new intraday all-time high on word that technical consultations on a trade agreement text are "basically completed," which suggested phase-one of a trade agreement might be signed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Chile next month.

  • Climate change and potential impact on state and local government credit analysis

    Climate considerations can have an impact on the credit quality of municipal bond issuers, analyst Alan Schankel explains.

  • Can you bank on it?

    Optimism about trade negotiations with China faded somewhat last week, but a draft of a deal with the European Union offered hope that after more than three years, the Brexit saga might end.

  • A positive start to earnings season bode well for the market

    Stocks are close to all-time highs and are being supported by positive earnings news and reduced geopolitical risks.

  • A trade war truce bodes well for global economy but significant work remains

    Stocks reacted favorably to the results from the latest Chinese trade talks.

  • Update on U.S.-China trade talks

    Stocks reacted mildly positive to the results from the latest (13th round) U.S.-China trade talks.

  • Oil prices, repo non-crisis, and stocks in October

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

  • The beat goes on

    Earnings were a feature last week, but the market intensely focused on prospects for a rate cut at the next meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting July 30-31.

  • Fannie and Freddie update

    With the recent uptick in price, investors are asking questions about the legacy preferreds of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have not been paying dividends since 2008.

  • An encouraging rebound in housing data

    Despite the uncertainty caused by geopolitical tensions (primarily the trade war), the incoming economic data remains consistent with slower, but still positive, economic growth.

  • Bear trap, negative yields, and range-bound market

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

  • What is happening in the repo market right now?

    The repo market is a $2.2T short term borrowing and lending market, and is the underlying source for SOFR, LIBOR’s replacement when LIBOR sunsets by year-end 2021.

  • Brexit difficulties and investment implications

    After voting to leave the European Union (EU) back in June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) is still trying to figure out how to accomplish this—after several extensions to the original two-year window.

  • Overshadowed by the underground

    This week’s Fed action comes at an unusually messy time for the underground financial plumbing.

  • Importance of productivity

    Productivity is critical for higher living standards, economic growth, and corporate performance.

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