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April 24, 2017
Chris Bailey, European Strategist, discusses the first round results of France's presidential election and the resulting influence on European...
Read the weekly economic commentary from Chief Economist Scott Brown.
Read the weekly investment strategy commentary from Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut.
Read the weekly bond market commentary from Vice President, Fixed Income Strategist, Benjamin Streed, CFA.
April 19, 2017
Nick Goetze, Managing Director, Fixed Income Services discusses current influences on and opportunities within the bond market.
April 17, 2017
April 12, 2017
Chief Investment Officer Jeff Saut and Chief Economist Scott Brown discuss different factors affecting the future of the economy.
April 11, 2017
Jeff Saut, Chief Investment Officer, discusses current equity market conditions and opportunities for investors.
Scott Brown, Chief Economist, discusses recent consumer spending data and the economic outlook in light of political developments.
April 3, 2017
Domestic equity indices marked their sixth consecutive quarter of gains, while investor focus both at home and abroad remains on political...
Members of the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee share their views on the markets, the economy and key themes that will impact...
The Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee discusses current market trends, economic conditions, and political influences for investors...
Michael Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, and Joey Madere, Senior Portfolio Analyst, Equity Portfolio &...
March 30, 2017
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses the recent influence of politics on investor sentiment.
March 23, 2017
While interest in sustainable investing has grown in recent years, myths regarding the popular strategy abound.
March 17, 2017
The interest rates that shape the economy and your portfolio are increasing again.
March 16, 2017
Chief Economist Scott Brown comments on the Federal Open Market Committee’s newest rate rise and its implications for investors and the...
March 15, 2017
The Federal Open Market Committee did what many expected: raised the target federal funds rate to between 0.75% and 1%.
March 1, 2017
Scott Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist, discusses recent economic data and expectations for interest rate increases.
February 28, 2017
Investors appear relatively optimistic about proposed infrastructure spending, strong earnings and positive economic data.
February 24, 2017
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses the current market environment and potential pullbacks in...
Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut comments on potential pullbacks and investor opportunities in the equity market.
January 31, 2017
Despite some natural second-guessing, financial market participants remain generally optimistic and are focused on the economy ahead.
January 26, 2017
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses the recent equity rally and current market technicals.
January 25, 2017
Andrew Adams, Market Strategist, comments on the index's historic high and whether this milestone will have a long-term impact on markets.
January 19, 2017
Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses characteristics of the current job market as well as potential Fed and policy decisions in the coming...
January 17, 2017
Review this visual summary of the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee's outlook for investors in the year ahead.
January 4, 2017
The Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee weighs in on market trends, economic conditions and the outlook for investors in 2017.
Healthy equity markets, rising interest rates and a strong dollar set the stage for potential policy changes and investment opportunities in...
December 22, 2016
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses the recent price and valuation increases in the equity...
December 15, 2016
Scott Brown, Chief Economist, discusses the rate rise and what it means for the economy moving forward.
December 14, 2016
Learn more about the Federal Open Market Committee's decision to increase the federal funds target rate.
December 8, 2016
Pavel Molchanov, Senior Vice President and Energy Analyst, comments on the recent OPEC deal and the outlook for energy.
December 5, 2016
Chris Bailey, European Strategist, discusses market reactions to the electoral defeat of Italy's Prime Minister Renzi.
November 30, 2016
Positive domestic equity returns, strong holiday sales, and high consumer confidence suggest the economy is on track for moderate growth next...
November 23, 2016
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, comments on the recent equity rally and market conditions moving into...
November 11, 2016
Keep in mind that election results shouldn't change your long-term financial plans.
November 10, 2016
Revisiting the basics can build confidence in your financial plan in the face of volatility.
Chief Portfolio Strategist Nick Lacy comments on the results of the election and its possible effects on the markets.
November 9, 2016
Reaction to the presidential election in Europe from Chris Bailey, European Strategist, Raymond James Euro Equities.
It's natural to be nervous when the markets head toward volatile territory. Keep a positive perspective with these resources.
With the markets reacting to the election results, consider a broader historical perspective before changing your financial course.
Review how to better prepare your portfolio for a downturn – and how to take advantage of one if it occurs.
Nick Lacy, Chief Portfolio Strategist, weighs in on the presidential election results.
Chief Economist Scott Brown discusses what the election results could mean for taxes, federal expenditures, the national debt, and economic...
Chief Economist Scott Brown comments on the results of the election and the outlook for the economy.
November 3, 2016
Chris Bailey, European Strategist, discusses equity performance and currency valuation in the U.K. following the June 2016 Brexit vote.
October 31, 2016
While the election has generated some uncertainty for investors, economic data suggests moderate growth over the next several months.
October 20, 2016
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses how current economic conditions may support a bullish bias...
October 18, 2016
Be mindful of how – and when – losses are used to offset gains.
October 10, 2016
October 3, 2016
The U.S. economy is expected to grow moderately for the fourth quarter, but a soft global economy and election uncertainty will act as...
Read the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee views on the investment environment in the latest Investment Strategy Quarterly.
September 23, 2016
Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, discusses why equities may continue to perform well.
September 7, 2016
Sustainable investing, an approach that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, is becoming a much sought-after...
September 1, 2016
Learn more from Mike Gibbs, Managing Director of Equity Portfolio & Technical Strategy, about the impact of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (
August 19, 2016
Owning too much of a single security can be hazardous to your wealth.
July 14, 2016
Chief Economist Scott Brown provides an update on current economic conditions for the U.S.
July 5, 2016
Hear from members of the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee as they share their views on Brexit and the political uncertainty in the...
June 30, 2016
Despite European tensions during the last weeks of June, the domestic equity markets still managed to end the quarter on a positive note.
June 24, 2016
Following the unanticipated decision for the UK to exit the EU, global market volatility spiked Friday.
Hear from Jeff Saut, Chief Investment Strategist, as he talks through the implications of the Brexit vote.
Chris Bailey, European Strategist, shares his thoughts on the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.
May 31, 2016
Following a soft first quarter, economic data reports have been mixed, but generally consistent with a pickup in growth throughout May.
May 12, 2016
Chief Portfolio Strategist, Nick Lacy, discusses his thoughts on asset allocation and its importance.
May 2, 2016
Despite stumbling a bit at the end of April, the U.S. stock market came within striking distances of new highs during the month.
April 19, 2016
Concentrated positions may create wealth but they may not protect it.
February 16, 2016
Managing Director Nick Goetze discusses what investors should know about premium bonds and their potential benefits.
January 14, 2016
With weak stock prices and crude oil prices slipping, it has been a rough beginning to 2016.
December 9, 2015
Learn how to escape the investment traps your brain sets for you.
December 8, 2015
When more people enter the workforce, the job market grows and everyone wins. Here are six reasons why.
August 24, 2015
It’s natural to be nervous when the markets head for negative territory. Keep a positive perspective with these six investing reminders.
March 26, 2015
A financial plan is built on a few fundamental concepts...here are some to keep in mind .
March 23, 2015
Investors considering lower rated bonds may find higher yields – along with higher risks.
Read the fixed income commentary from Executive Vice President Kevin Giddis.
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