Investment Insights: Living up to (earnings) expectations

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
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After a week-long volatility binge, financial markets seem to be enjoying renewed vigor on the back of the third-quarter earnings season and some positive economic data.

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Breaking down working capital

Andreas Bubenzer-Paim
Technology Banking
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At the end of the day, poorly managed working capital metrics may put a drag on the company’s earnings.

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U.S. Outlook: What’s causing long-term U.S. bond yields to rise?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve building (Washington DC) at dusk.

Fluctuations in long-term Treasury bond yields are largely influenced by future growth and inflationary expectations and to some extent by the current level and expected changes in short-term interest rates that are controlled by the Federal Reserve.

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Investment Insights: Keep your chin up

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Stocks displayed on an iPad.

Both stocks and bonds entered a slump over the past few days as rising yields weighed on equity prices.

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