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Edge Capital publishes research on subjects covering asset allocation strategies, thought leading perspectives on market events, and new investment opportunities for our clients. Our research reports are designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of the markets and to provide a macro outlook. Please feel free to reach out via email at research@edgecappartners.com to discuss any of the views presented here.

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Let’s get to work.

  Let’s get to work.  Friday’s US jobs report showed a gain of 222,000 jobs added in the month of June which was better than…

No fireworks this week.

  No fireworks this week.  As everyone in the US gears up for a holiday weekend, the feel of summer is upon the markets as…

Welcome to the party.

Welcome to the party.  The big news this week is the addition of just over 200 stocks listed in the Chinese “A share” market (the…

Global central banks are not short on confidence.

Global central banks are not short on confidence.

Things can get hung up in a snap

Things can get hung up in a snap. That is probably what UK Prime Minister Theresa May is thinking.

Client Recruiting Among Dallas Wealth Advisors ‘FIERCE’ as Firm Builds Local Office

When a local family recently sold its publicly traded oil and gas company, they shunned the typical Wall Street houses and went with an independent wealth…

Minute by Minute

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from their most recent meeting this week. In it was an answer to a question that has lingered over the market for some time – what to do with the $4.5 trillion of securities residing on their balance sheet after years of expansive monetary policy.

Isn’t That a Peach?

Well, isn’t that a peach? Impeach. That is the word that has been on the lips of those in Washington D.C. and blasted across media outlets.

It’s Only Temporary

It’s only temporary. That’s the opinion of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen of the poor first quarter GDP growth in the United States.

World Trade Does A U-Turn

Perhaps the market sentiment that global trade was going to come to a halt was a bit premature. Many feared that the US would withdraw from all trade arrangements with its major trading partners.

Q2 2017 Quarterly Outlook

In recent years, at our internal research meetings, we have discussed when the US economy would experience the later innings of the business cycle, and whether we would see the classic signposts that denoted the end of prior cycles. Our concern was that the longest running experiment in monetary policy would extend the low growth economy indefinitely, never getting too hot or too cold, but overshadowed by a consumer or business cycle that never really got going.

Geopolitics Heat Up

Just when President Trump starts to move towards status quo, things start to get hairy.

Edge Capital Partners Promotes Three Executives to Partner, Significantly Expanding Footprint in Texas

ATLANTA and DALLAS, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Edge Capital Partners, an independent investment advisory firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, today announced the promotions of Whit Davis, Paul Robertson and Dennis Sabo to Partner.

Republicans Get A Health Check

So much of the market’s expectations for “reflation” in the economy is based upon the premise that a White House and Congress dominated by Republicans could work together to quickly pass legislation.

It’s Sheer Madness

While there are many things going on around the world (the Dutch election in which the Euro-skeptic party won fewer than expected seats, the dovish read on the Federal Reserve after the expected rate hike, the no-action from the central banks in England, Japan, and Norway, etc), it is time for a little break.

Let There Be No Doubt

The upcoming meeting of the Federal Reserve on March 14-15 has been the most telegraphed policy meeting in recent memory.

Don’t Count Out The Fed

Don’t count out the Fed. With all the emphasis on the new administration’s fiscal policy, the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes this week came with little fanfare.

We Stand In the Great Divide

Talk about a split.

The Fed has been Trumped

You can tell when the narrative has changed. Rewind to this time last year.

Let’s Get Fis-cal, Fis-cal

Perhaps President Trump is listening to the 1981 hit album from Olivia Newton-John Physical this week as he continues to press on the fiscal button.

Preparing For A Trump Presidency

Between tweeting and spectacle press events, the next four years will be entertaining yet volatile for the financial markets…

Q1 2017 Quarterly Outlook

We have published a special report on “Preparing For A Trump Presidency” in addition to our Quarterly Outlook this quarter.

Trump Stays Center Stage

President-elect Trump remains central in decision for businesses and investors alike.

Hopeful For The Young In 2017

Confidence is high at the end of 2016.

The Need For Longer-Dated US Debt

For the last several years, historically low interest rates have provided the US government an attractive option to extend the average maturity of US Treasury obligations, saving taxpayers billions of dollars.

Hoping For A Gift That Keeps Giving

It’s a gift. Just a little extra before the start of the New Year.

Men-Ew-Chin

In case you were wondering, that is how you pronounce the last name of President-elect’s pick for the U.S. Treasury post.

We Give Thanks For Much

We give thanks for much including a parking spot at the mall.

The Greenback Is Rising!

The US Dollar is reaching levels last seen at the end of 2002.

Landing On Your Feet When The World Seems Upside Down

Is the world upside down?

Election Commentary

Once again, the people have spoken and the voices of America have decided on a new President.

Election Update

We participated in an election update conference call this morning with Dan Clinton, Strategas’ Head of Political Research, and David Wasserman, the House Editor for The Cook Political Report. Read more about what Dan Clinton and David Wasserman had to say on the upcoming election.

Autonomous Vehicles Impacting You

Summary A week ago we touch on the impact of autonomous vehicles. It’s a world of possibility out there. We have to keep both our eyes…

Q4 2016 Quarterly Outlook

The Wall Street expression that “markets climb a wall of worry” was certainly true during the third quarter. Despite Brexit, the opening of a contentious U.S. presidential election, a spike in interest rates, scattered police and racial violence, and another quarter of negative earnings growth, broad equity markets turned in one of the stronger third quarter performances in recent years.

It’s a World of Possibility Out There

It’s a world of possibility out there. We have to keep both our eyes and our minds open for it.

What Is Up With Libor?

Money market reform has caused a significant shift in buyer demand for short-term capital.

The Pound Takes a Dive When the Water Level Was Low

Liquidity, liquidity everywhere except for the foreign exchange market in Asian trading hours overnight. That might seem like an obscure statement, but it has market moving consequences when combined with computer-driven trading programs.

OPEC Makes A Deal To Make A Deal

This week OPEC surprised markets by taking action, supposedly. Reports indicate that a production cap has been set at 32.5mm barrels of production from the cartel responsible for about 40% of global supply.

It’s The End Of QE As We Know It… In Japan.

With all the Fed chatter, not much has been said about the communication from the Bank of Japan (BoJ) this week.

The Fed Extends And Pretends

Today’s decision puts the U.S. Federal Reserve clearly in the “extend and pretend” camp.