While we start 2017 with an optimistic outlook, particularly for the
U.S. economy and equities, we are paying attention to a number of
Although 2017 is off to a good start, things may have to fall into place
just so for this rally to continue.
The biggest challenge facing U.S. and global markets in the near term is
sluggish economic growth that appears to be growing resistant to
Investors should be prepared for increased volatility in the months
ahead as the market steadily recalibrates in response to new
There appears to be little fear about the potential ramifications of a
Federal Reserve rate increase on U.S. stocks, unlike a year ago.