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March U.S. ISM Manufacturing

04/01/2014
Joe Terranova
The second quarter began with the U.S. ISM manufacturing release for the month of March (Figure 1). Consensus estimates called for an increase to 54.0 from February’s 53.2.

April Capital Markets Calendar

03/31/2014
Joe Terranova

Market Update and Observations

03/28/2014
Joe Terranova

Institutional Shareholders New Driving Force for Closed-End Funds

03/27/2014
Herzfeld
2014 marks my thirtieth anniversary working with closed-end funds. Much has changed over three decades, but perhaps the most significant change is the shift in shareholder base. Understanding who owns a fund's shares gives great insight into how those investors are likely to react in various market environments, and, in some cases, may impact a fund’s future course.

All Fixed Income Sectors Are Not Created Equal

03/25/2014
Newfleet
Will they or won’t they? Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee the central bank’s plans to keep interest rates low for some time, yet minutes from the Fed’s January meeting reveal internal debate about whether the timetable to raise short-term rates should be sooner rather than later.

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