Brexit Is Freedom

Earlier this year, NHL hockey fans were asked to vote for the captains of the four teams to face off in this year’s new AllStar tourney. Three of the picks were players you’d expect: Jaromir Jagr from the Florida Panthers, Alex Ovechkin from the Washington Capitals, and Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks: True Gods of the Rink, who have …

First Trust Quarterly Market Overview (April 2016)

Once a bubble pops…the X Factor in the recovery is time. If a person wanted to have a scar removed from their body, a dermatologist might perform the procedure using a laser. It is just one small example of how technological innovation can improve quality of life. It’s a shame, however, that there isn’t a laser that can repair emotional …

First Trust Talking Points – Market Commentary

Climate. U.S. GDP growth came in at an annualized 0.5% in Q1’16, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It represented the third consecutive weak showing for the economy in the first quarter of the calendar year. GDP growth was an annualized 0.6% in Q1’15 and -0.9% in Q1’14. The pace of growth, however, accelerated in subsequent quarters in both …