Asset Managers Highlights
Commodities Slide to 12-Year Low; Stocks Fall, Bonds Rise    
(Wednesday - January 14, 2015)
Source: Bloomberg - Copper led commodities to a 12-year low, mining companies dragged stocks lower and currencies from raw-materials exporters weakened as concern deepened slowing global growth will curb demand. The yen gained with government bonds.
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World Bank Lowers Expectations for Global Growth in 2015   
(Wednesday - January 14, 2015)
Source: NY Times - WASHINGTON — The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. It also reported that world economic growth came in below expectations in 2014.
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Oil Prices And The Significant, Long-Lasting Impact On The Economy   
(Wednesday - January 14, 2015)
Source: Forbes - In 2014, a number of events will go down in history as major, market-moving events. From an economic viewpoint, though, perhaps no other event will have a more significant and long-lasting impact than the collapse of oil prices....
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The Evolving U.S. Economic Recovery: Insights from SSgA   
(Wednesday - January 14, 2015) Associated Profiles : State Street Global Advisors (SSgA)
- ETF Database - Recently, we talked with Michael Arone, chief investment strategist for îState Street Global Advisorsîâ US Intermediary Business ... The new beneficiary in todayâs îenvironmentî...
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10-year yield closes at lowest level since May 2013   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015)
Source: MarketWatch - The yield on 10-year treasurys fell Monday afternoon to its lowest closing level since May 2013, as falling oil prices and shaky U.S. stocks drove investors back into the safety of the bond market. The benchmark 10-year yield...
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Fed may hike rates even in absence of inflation pickup -Lockhart   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015)
Source: Reuters - Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Monday the central bank may begin raising interest rates even if inflation is not clearly rising to its 2 percent target. The drop in energy prices has made inflation...
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Gold, Silver Up, Crude Oil And Nat Gas Down   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015)
Source: Live Trading News - Monday, US Gold prices posted a 4 wk. Safe-haven demand the feature on the day, that due to stock market volatility and worries about the EUs economic and financial health.
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Dollar Resumes Rally Against Number of Currencies -- Update   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015) Associated Profiles : Stoxx Limited
- NASDAQ - By midmorning, the îStoxxî Europe 600, having closed the previous session 1.3% lower, was 1% higher. Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40 added 1.5% and 1.6% respectively. Even London'sFTSE 100 added 0.5%,...
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As oil plummets, how much pain still looms for U.S. energy firms'   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015) Associated Profiles : The Blackstone Group
- 4 Traders - With nearly a quarter of U.S. energy shares' value wiped out by oil's six-month slide, investors are wondering if the sector has taken enough punishment and whether it is time to pile back in ahead of earnings reports...
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Waiting for the property wobble after vintage year   
(Tuesday - January 13, 2015) Associated Profiles : MSCI Group (NYSE: MDX)
- Financial News - However, there are mounting questions over the îsustainabilityî of the performance of the asset class, particularly in the most favoured markets. Since the financial crisis, real estate landlords have...
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