2015 Second Half Outlook: Quadrophobia

The second half of 2015 promises to deliver an interesting ride for investors. After what was a relatively quiet first half, the capital markets are being confronted with a mounting set of challenges as we enter the back half of the year. While the list is bound to grow and evolve in the coming months, at least four critically important issues have risen to the forefront for global investors to navigate as we progress through the remainder of the year.

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What To Do As Greece Crosses The Rubicon

For Greece, the clock is ticking precariously close to midnight. Perhaps the dial has even wound past the terminal hour. But as the new trading week begins, investor hopes of a clean resolution to the policy standoff between Greece and its European creditors have been all but dashed. Conditions could get potentially messy for investment markets in the coming days. As a result, it is worthwhile to have a well-considered strategy in place as events unfold in the coming days.

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Markets To Greece: We Really Don’t Care

The financial press is filled with articles containing hourly updates on the Greece debt negotiations. But with only a few more days before a number of critical deadlines are crossed, one thing that is missing from the headlines is any sense of anxiety in investment markets. Put simply, investment markets do not seem to care much about what is going on with Greece.

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Bethany Beach Memoirs

I am on vacation this week at the beach in southern Delaware. It is the first time that my family and I have gone away for a week at the beach in four years. In fact, our last visit was around this very same time of year at the end of June 2011. While some things have certainly changed over the past four years, it is extraordinary how some things have stayed almost exactly the same. Most notably, when it comes to monitoring the issues facing the global economy and its financial markets during my time away, it is almost as if I am experiencing the same vacation all over again. Only this time, the problem has become a bit worse and far more complex.

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Last Exit

If you have been thinking about lightening up on risk exposures in your investment strategy, the next few days may be the time to do it. For Greece is once again on the brink as we all well know. And while the markets have largely shrugged off any concerns about the potential default of the long struggling Eurozone member, it is becoming increasingly probable that investors will find their attention keenly alerted to the situation in the coming weeks before it’s all said and done. But if recent history is any guide, the U.S. Federal Reserve may be set to provide investors with one last exit opportunity in the coming days before the real Greece fireworks begin.

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