As 2016 began and 2015 ended, global financial markets faced plenty
of uncertainty in the wake of the first rate hike by the Federal Reserve
(Fed) in nearly nine years.
Forecasts for European corporate earnings have become increasingly
The real question investors will grapple with at the conclusion of this
week’s Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting is whether the Fed is pro-growth
(a friend) or a potential threat (foe) to financial markets.
As the second of eight Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings
of 2016 approaches later this week, the market and the Federal Reserve
(Fed) remain deeply divided over the timing and pace of Fed rate hikes.
The bull market turns seven. During that seven-year period,
the S&P 500 nearly tripled, gaining 194% in price and producing a total return