Research & Strategies

Get the right information to help make the right investment.

Since the founding of the firm, quality research has been a hallmark of Raymond James. In fact, with one of the largest research departments off Wall Street, we’re able to serve our clients better without having to depend on outside sources. We periodically publish articles and reports on products, strategies, regulatory issues and economics.

Timely Reports

At Raymond James, our in-house research department offers a variety of research reports to help fit your needs.

  • Ellis Phifer’s Morning Notes
  • Scott Brown’s Weekly Economic Commentary
  • This Week’s Market Opportunities
  • Fixed Income Spreads
  • Agency Market Reports
  • Structured Products Reports
  • Municipal Market Reports
  • Corporate Market Reports
  • Cross Sector Relative Value
  • Mortgage Market Reports
  • Asset Allocation and Optimal Depository Portfolio Review
  • Total Return/Insurance Market Reports

Client Solutions

Economic Outlook

Scott Brown, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Economist

Weekly Economic Commentary

Scott Brown, Ph.D. joined Raymond James in 1993. He provides economic commentary and guidance to the company’s financial advisors and their retail, institutional, and international clients. Dr. Brown is widely quoted in the financial press and has been a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News.

Dr. Brown earned his doctorate in economics from the University of California at San Diego, where he studied time series analysis and forecasting under Nobel Laureates Robert F. Engle and Clive W.J. Granger. Dr. Brown also holds an M.S. degree in statistics from the University of Illinois and a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Brown serves on the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and is a member of the Bond Market Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. He previously served as a member of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the state of Florida.


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