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Stocks higher to start the week on robust stimulus hopes.
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Joe Biden takes the Presidential oath of office this week in the U.S., marking the end of a long U.S. political contest; a year of political challenges is just getting started overseas.
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The British Pound traded lower last Friday as the dollar showed strength.
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In many ways, it appears that the market is disconnected from the current state of the economy and politics.
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U.S. stocks have continued to climb amid optimism about a vaccine-led economic recovery, but bad news could easily throw markets off track.
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Caution flags abound and catalysts are mounting for a near-term pullback. While we can never know for certain, extreme caution would be prudent in the near-term.
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Taxable municipal bonds can offer higher yields without excessive additional credit risk.
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The Democratic Party sweep changes the stakes for several sectors.
Democrats will have full control of Washington, but with a slim majority in the House and a 50-50 tie in the Senate, compromise will be required to move their priorities through Congress.
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It has been an extraordinary start to 2021 in the nation’s capital.

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