Investment Outlook and Market Commentary Archive

PNC's monthly newsletter and market commentaries offer a forum through which PNC's team of investment strategists examine the challenges and opportunities in the financial markets. They provide key insights into the market environment that affects investors and consumers.

April 2014 - Spring Break

We take a moment to discuss the impact the cold winter has had on the economy and if there could be lingering consequences for the markets.

March 2014 - Troubles Emerge

The global market environment at the start of 2014 has given investors pause. After a strong 2013, risks appear to be affecting market sentiment.

February 2014 - Morning in American Manufacturing

The growth of both the natural gas and crude oil industries is feasibly paving the way for energy independence for North America.

January 2014 - Edge of Reason: 2014 Outlook Part II

Our title reflects our view that 2014 will bring a year of continued modest economic expansion, with growth picking up slightly, but we caution that several soft spots will likely remain that should be followed closely.

December 2013 - Mind the Gaps: 2014 Outlook Part I

The year 2013 was one of slow economic growth juxtaposed with a strong market, which given the easing of prior-year risks seemed to finally catch up to fundamentals.

November 2013 - A PNC STAR is Born

Momentum strategies have a long history of profitability, and because their success is based on fundamental human behavior, we believe their effectiveness is not likely to change over the long term.

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