Investment Insights: Counting the earnings chickens

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After companies prepared markets for lower profits via reduced guidance and Wall Street analysts’ forecasts, the first quarter earnings season is turning out to be a welcome surprise.

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Changing Our World: Michael Pereira

Newsroom
Posted by Newsroom
Corporate News
Portrait of Michael Pereira,head of personal finance

Learn why Bank of the West’s Head of Personal Finance Michael Pereira supports NatureBridge, whose mission of environmental conservation and education resonates with his own values.

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U.S. Outlook: What to expect from next week’s Q1 GDP release

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Close up on Wall St. street sign, with tourists enjoying the street in summer weather behind it.

What to expect from first quarter GDP growth? Scott Anderson offers an analysis in the U.S. Outlook.

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Investment Insights: Will earnings take the driver’s seat?

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

After an extensive decline in the last quarter of 2018, U.S. stock markets are bouncing back and are nearing record levels.

The S&P 500 is now up over 16% in 2019 after a stellar first three months of the year – the best performing quarter since 2009 – and the index is just 30 points away from its all-time high per Bloomberg.

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