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DIVIDEND BUBBLE?

Dividend stocks have garnered support as investors increasingly use stock dividends as a substitute for fixed income in the low interest rate environment. Friday’s slightly weaker than expected jobs report may add to the enthusiasm for dividend-paying equities.

A SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER?

September is full of potentially influential market and economic events. Central bank meetings, presidential debates, and an emergency meeting for OPEC are some of the events we’ll be watching.

A DEEPER LOOK AT THE RISE IN LIBOR

3-month U.S. dollar Libor has increased by 0.2% over the past two months, which carries almost the same impact as a full rate hike, even though the Fed has not raised rates since December 2015. Investors in bank loans may benefit if Libor continues to rise, given that the floating rates may start to move higher once the 1% Libor floor that many issues carry is exceeded.

CORPORATE BEIGE BOOK: Q2 OFFERS FEW SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT

Our analysis of second quarter earnings conference call transcripts suggests little improvement in corporate sentiment. Most management teams see only a minimal short-term impact from Brexit outside of currencies. Foreign currency remained a drag and low oil prices are still in focus.

DEFICIT? WHAT DEFICIT?

The structural and demographic problems that will drive the deficit higher over the next several decades remain in place, “but are receiving relatively little attention from policymakers and markets.” The longer policymakers wait to address them, the more difficult they become.

 
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