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  1. Gaining Traction: Fannie and Freddie Flirt with Re-privatization

    Headlines

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    the housing market was in free fall. But this would have clearly, without support of Fannie and Freddie, taken a Great Recession and made it into Great Depression 2.0. The intervention was necessary. At that point, Fannie, Freddie became regulated

  2. AkzoNobel Continues to Make Strides to Improve Profitability; Maintaining Fair Value

    Commentary

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    generated in developed European markets, where building and infrastructure markets have not fully bounced back since the global recession . North American markets have lately performed well relative to the rest of the world, but only about 15% of Akzo's sales

  3. Motorcycle Discounting Leads Harley to Lower Shipment Outlook; Shares Provide Value at Current Level

    Commentary

    Tue, 21 Apr 2015

    rise in competitive pricing led Harley to lose 4.7% in market share in the United States (at 51.3%) and 1.5% in Europe (at 9.8%) over the last quarter, a trend the company was fortunate to thwart since the last recession .

  4. Muhlenkamp Memorandum: Quarterly Letter and Portfolio Managers: Investment Outlook for 2015

    Headlines

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

    5 percent. So, the growth that we’ve seen in corporate earnings is leveling off. Further, while we don’t see a recession in the U.S., Europe is flirting with one, and China’s economic growth remains slow. These international circumstances

  5. Reforms Help Revive Eurozone Recovery Hopes

    Headlines

    Mon, 20 Apr 2015

    investors are ignoring the longer-term potential. We think the eurozone has the opportunity to rebound from a double-dip recession . The region had suffered through the financial crisis of 2007-2009 that began in the United States, and a subsequent sovereign

  6. U.S. Economy Bouncing Back, Slowly

    Headlines

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    March to March, the index increased from 93.4 to 95.2, not an awful state of affairs. We are also comfortably above the recession low of just over 80. Although some employment metrics looked softer month to month, the compensation metrics showed little

  7. BlackRock Investment Institute Quarterly Outlook – April 2015

    Headlines

    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    austerity measures. See Ruling Britannia of March 2015 for details.<PAGEBREAK> Japan’s economy has clawed out of recession . A weaker yen is helping Japan’s exporters – and even encouraging some companies to ‘reshore’ production. Export

  8. Oil Prices and Fed Policy Shape Putnam’s 2015 Outlook

    Headlines

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    domestic market pushed into turmoil because of lower expected oil revenues. The ruble weakened as the economy tipped toward recession , prompting Russia’s central bank to lift short-term interest rates to 17%, which places an additional burden on the

  9. Not-So-Great Expectations: Why Real Interest Rates Won’t Soar

    Headlines

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    Rather than emerging from the 2009 recession with a period of rapid GDP expansion to make up for ..... falling only in response to the 2009 recession . Surely a combination of long-term demographic trends ..... sheets in the aftermath of the housing recession , Main Street Americans are reluctant

  10. Yield Curve Flattening and Volatility Likely to Continue in 2015

    Headlines

    Wed, 15 Apr 2015

    forward five-year breakeven rate on TIPS bonds. Capacity utilization was at 78.9% in February, not far off the pre- recession peak of 80.8%. Focusing on value and on sectors that have historically withstood rising short-term rates appears to

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