With the deadline approaching, taxes are front and center in the minds
As U.S. corporations begin to report their results for the recently completed
first quarter of 2016, global growth will likely take center stage among investors.
After disappointing investors last year, emerging market earnings forecasts
may finally be consistent with what can be delivered.
The first quarter of 2016 is in the record books and for most, including
bond investors, it was a tale of two halves.
The U.S. has run a trade deficit (importing more goods and services from
other countries than it exports) since the mid-1970s, which acts as a drag on
overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth.