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The Fed’s Case for Rate Hikes Strengthens

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire
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February 16, 2017—Even with the new administration sucking up most of the oxygen in Washington D.C., there is plenty of attention still due to the Federal Reserve and the likelihood of more rate hikes this year. Investors are understandably focused on the pace of those possible rate hikes in 2017, which are now inextricably linked

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European Elections in 2017: Will they Bring Unpleasant Surprises for Investors?

Clement K. Miller |
Wilmington Wire
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February 15, 2017—During 2017, elections will be held in the Netherlands, France, Germany, and probably Italy. Popular support for alternative parties in these countries is rising. Most espouse nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment. These parties also favor withdrawal from the European Union (EU). In the wake of Brexit, the departure of any one of these “core

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Post-halftime Economic Boost in ’16 Bodes Well for ‘17

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire
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January 27, 2017—The first reading for fourth-quarter economic growth showed that the economy slowed a bit in quarterly terms, but that the momentum in the second half of the year is intact. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of

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