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Market Perspectives

Our investment team offers an outlook on the global financial market and identifies five key themes for investors in the first half of 2015.
Check out 15 insights and ideas for investors, built from the insight of Hank Herrmann and our investment team.
The U.S. dollar recently has been gaining value versus other currencies. While a stronger U.S. dollar has some obvious implications, other issues may arise as well.
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.
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.
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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