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Morningstar Commentaries
How Will Bond Funds React to Rising Rates?
Sep. 22, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  A rundown of possible outcomes for certain Morningstar Categories when the Fed ultimately decides to hike interest rates.
There's A Fire (Sale) in Bond CEFs
Sep. 10, 2015 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Stock market volatility has sent taxable-bond CEF share prices spiraling downward, but is this the best deal since the financial crisis?
Market Commentaries
The Outlook For Corporate Earnings Remains Positive
Oct. 01, 2015 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. As of 9/30/15,the S&P 500 Index, S&P MidCap 400 Index and S&P SmallCap 600 Index stood 9.89%, 11.65% and 12.39%, respectively, below their all-time highs, according to Bloomberg.
2. Today's chart is intended to give investors some visual perspective on where equity analysts think earnings are headed following the recent correction in the S&P 500 Index, registered in August, and a tough September.
A Shutdown Would Be Positive
Sep. 28, 2015 - First Trust -  Sometimes, news really is important. The Pope’s visit to the U.S. was big, but the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, effective October 30, was huge.
Recent Commentaries
Market Unease May Continue for Some Time

Sep. 14, 2015 - Nuveen Asset Management -  Markets calmed last week relative to recent turmoil, but investor sentiment remains fragile. The focus on Federal Reserve policy, weakness in China and concerns about economic growth continued to drive sentiment. The S&P 500 Index gained 2.1%, commodities were flat and bond yields rose.1 Technology and health care posted the best results, while energy lagged.1
Dazed and Confused
Aug. 31, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  Investors may be confused, and with good reason. On the one hand, reform-minded leaders are at the helm of many of Asia’s biggest economies; government finances are in better shape than they have been for some time; and cheap oil boosts consumer sentiment and delivers an unexpected windfall for many countries.
CEF Industry Reports
North American Equity Investment Outlook

Aug. 31, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  North American equities saw mixed performance in July. Amid a generally positive start to the quarterly corporate earnings season, the U.S. broader-market S&P 500 Index rose 2.10% over the month, led by strength in the consumer staples, utilities and consumer discretionary sectors. Conversely, the energy and materials sectors, which were hampered by declining oil and commodity prices, recorded negative returns and were the primary market laggards
Latin America Update
Aug. 31, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  • Latin American equities fell in July, owing to weak manufacturing data from China, as well as concerns of an imminent interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed).
Featured CEF Fund Reports
Aberdeen Japan Equity Fund, Inc. (JEQ)
Sep. 15, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  What is the outlook for the rest of the year?
Japan’s second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) shrank an annualized 1.6% year on year (yoy). Consumer spending has been hesitant, corporate investment is down and trade is slowing.
Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund, Inc., (LAQ)

Aug. 31, 2015 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  The news coming out of Latin America has been mixed. What has been happening in the markets?
Latin American equities rebounded in April, outperforming both the broader emerging markets asset class and the MSCI World Index.
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