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This year’s bewilderment: Investor, 7/24/2017
Huntington's chief investment officer, John Augustine, weighs in on lower than expected oil and commodity prices despite the softer dollar.

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Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook

Key indicators of economic growth and inflation indicate mixed performance in the first half of the year. However, signs of a potential pick-up in activity in the second half of 2017 are emerging.

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2nd Quarter 2017 Review

The 2017 2nd quarter suggests the balance of evidence to weigh towards higher yields as the year progresses.

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Spotlight in the News

  • BloombergNot Seeing Recession Risk, 6/16/17, John Augustine, our chief investment officer, with his forecast for regional banks and interest rates, and the wish list of items that financial organizations have submitted to overhaul financial rules. Listen Now
  • CNBC: The economy is a little over lukewarm, 6/2/17, Huntington's chief investment officer, John Augustine, weighs in on the markets and the latest jobs report. Watch Now
  • Fox Business: Switch it up this year: Buy in May, till November stay, 5/26/17, Our chief investment officer, John Augustine, explains our current thinking given market, economic and political factors. Read Now
  • CNBC: Closing Bell Exchange: Equities the main actor on the stage,  4/6/2017, Discussing the current state of the markets with John Augustine, Huntington National Bank; Steve Grasso, Stuart Frankel; and CNBC’s Rick Santelli.  Watch Now
  • Wall Street Journal: Stocks Surge as Global Outlook Brightens, 3/2/17, John Augustine, chief investment officer, explains how Huntington is managing client portfolios now that the Dow has topped 21,000. Read Now

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Article Archive

  • 1st Quarter 2017 Review The 2017 1st Quarter rewarded investors in balanced portfolios with respectable returns. According to Lipper, the average balanced mutual fund returned 4.17% during the quarter. Read article
  • 3rd Quarter 2016 Review Consumer spending continued to drive the U.S. economy in the third quarter, which probably grew at its fastest pace since the second quarter of 2015. Read article
  • 2nd Quarter 2016 Review The U.S. economy accelerated during the second quarter from the previous two quarters, but its performance remained mixed at the sector and industry levels. Read article
  • 1st Quarter 2016 Review The U.S. economy is forecasted to return to a moderate pace of 2% real GDP growth in Q2 2016 through Q4 2016. Read article

News Archive

  • CBS MoneyWatch: Dow tops 20,000 mark after month-long tease, 1/25/17, The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, with the blue-chip index reaching that threshold after hovering just south of it for more than a month. Read Now
  • 3 Stocks Ripe for a Big Rebound in 2017, 1/19/2017, Nike, Disney and Amgen shares struggles in 2016. Here’s why they are ready to rebound in 2017. Watch Now
  • Bloomberg: Huntington’s Augustine: Positioned for ’Inflationary’ Populism, 1/19/17, In-depth and insightful interview on a range of topics. Listen Now
  • Bloomberg: Will Donald Trump suffer the GOP stock curse: a bearish 2017?, 1/19/17, Interesting historical look at previous administrations and their economies. Watch Now

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