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Investors looking forward to another strong year for corporate-related fixed income investments should probably curb their enthusiasm.

Going into 2018, global earnings growth continues to be strong, while interest rates and inflation remain low and relative valuations of stocks to bonds reasonable–typical of the later stages of a market cycle.
We expect another healthy year for capex and higher productivity, although the economy is likely in the late stage of its cycle.
Kathy Jones shares her fixed income outlook for the year ahead.
The exceptional string of month after month gains in 2017 for global stocks raises a concern: Have investors become too optimistic about growth? We don’t think so.
2018 could be the year that bond bears finally awaken from their long slumber, sending 10-year Treasury bond yields above the three-year high of 2.6%.
The economy and the stock market have been buoyant in 2017. Should investors look for more of the same in 2018? Here’s what Schwab experts expect in the coming year.
What does 2018 hold for investors in global markets?
You’ll notice our market outlooks don’t include specific forecasts for the major market indices.
As the tax reform bills make their way through Congress, investors should meet with their tax and financial advisors to discuss the effect of any potential changes to the tax code.

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