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Stocks continue to march higher into record territory.
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Despite the SPX rallying 12.5% since the US/China phase 1 trade agreement was first announced back on 10/11/2019, traders were just as eager to buy when the deal was finally signed this week. But valuations are stretched, complacency is high and caution flags are beginning to wave.
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The economy split sharply in 2019—manufacturing activity lagged services, profits lagged stock performance, and investor sentiment surged. How long will this divergence continue in 2020?
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Palladium now Trading at 40% Premium to Gold
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Despite their relatively high risk, the yields offered by high-yield munis compared with other alternatives are lower than they have been in the past.
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Financial literacy is a powerful tool for social justice.
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Relatively high yields and a low level of credit risk make agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) attractive today, in our view.
Recent changes to retirement savings rules have caused some confusion. So what do investors need to know to navigate the new law?
Identify and evaluate potential trade opportunities using technical analysis tools, including trend lines, moving averages, volume, and more.
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For nearly three years we’ve been tactically recommending overweighting large caps (S&P 500) and underweighting small caps (Russell 2000)—time for an update.

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