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Global Markets Outlook

Are We Really So Unproductive? - MFS Market Insights Third Quarter 2015
The Capital Markets Board discusses the slowdown in productivity, the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike calculus and global allocations to risky assets.

Capital Markets View - 3Q 2015
Capital Markets View is our quarterly outlook on regions and asset classes, which is generated from our investment research and informed by our insights into what drives the markets.

Market Quick Points - June 2015
A pause in the US dollar/euro rally coincided with a selloff in sovereign bonds and a bounce in the prices of oil and other commodities. If the dollar bull market resumes and the oil rally fades, US Treasury yields can continue to rise on the back of better economic growth. And that largely depends on relative central bank policy.

Market Quick Points - May 2015
All asset classes have appreciated significantly from their financial crisis troughs. Yet there is a pervasive air of caution amid tepid consumer and business spending and persistent deflation fears.

Market Quick Points - April 2015
The US dollar has increased in value against the euro and the yen as the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan have implemented quantitative easing, but we think this strength is based on fundamentals, not a currency war.

Market Trends Beneath the Currency Waves - MFS Market Insights Second Quarter 2015
Currency dislocations can last for years, but well-managed, competitive companies can thrive even in adverse environments.

Global Markets Outlook - March 2015
The data tell the story. The global macro news flow has turned incrementally positive for financial markets.