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March Jobs Report Beat Expectations



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 1, 2016. The report showed that 215,000 jobs were added in March, beating expectations of 205,000. The unemployment rate ticked up to 5.0% but that appears to be a positive indication due to the increase in the labor participation rate, which edged up…

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Views from the CIO: Does the Recent Value Rally Have Legs?



Value investing has been out of favor relative to the growth-style orientation over the last three years; the MSCI World Value Index is up 10.9% versus the MSCI World Growth Index up 22.9% in net U.S. dollar terms as of February 29, 2016. As a result, we have seen valuation spreads widen…

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