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Market Perspectives

It’s been a confusing market environment so far this year. How do developments over the first half of the year impact our outlook for the second half? Hank Herrmann takes a look at some of the most relevant points presented in January and looks toward the end of 2014.
A rough winter and some disappointing economic data have led to some changes in the economic outlook for 2014. Find out what the Waddell & Reed investment team expects in the second half of the year and where they see potential opportunities.
U.S. economic data weakened unexpectedly in the first quarter. Many economists point to the severe winter across the country as a key factor. It's impossible to determine exactly how much the weather affected the economy, but we believe it remains healthy.
Russia's takeover of Crimea has raised many questions about the future of relations between Russia and the West. Gen. Richard Myers shares his views on the situation.
Concerns about economic growth in emerging markets caused widespread selling in global equities markets as the year opened, including in the U.S. Ivy Funds’ portfolio managers Frederick Jiang and Jonas Krumplys assess current issues and potential opportunities in several key countries.
Investors need market insight and intelligence to adjust portfolios for the next 12 months. Find out what CEO Hank Herrmann thinks are 14 key issues, in the U.S. and around the world, for financial advisors and investors.
We believe a global economic upturn is likely in 2014, although the overall growth rate will remain sluggish. We think developed countries will show the largest improvement, which in turn will help support growth rates in emerging markets
Where are the financial markets headed in 2014? While no one can say for certain, it is imperative to evaluate the landscape and understand the implications. Find out what the Waddell & Reed investment teams believes about where we are and what opportunities might be ahead for investors.
Global Economist Derek Hamilton says the continued infighting among policy makers weighs on market and consumer confidence. Despite the latest difficult debates about the federal budget and debt ceiling, we think the effects on economic growth are likely to be quite small.
Uncertainty in the Mideast is raising concerns about the outlook for oil prices. Portfolio Manager David Ginther shares his views about what events in Syria may mean for the oil market, noting that there are other issues in the region more critical to the world’s oil supplies.

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