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Economic indicators don’t have to be complicated to work. We look at four alternative indicators for the main driver of the global economy and assess how interest rate cuts might impact them.
Collin Martin explains why bond barbells and bond ladders are two strategies to consider when the yield curve is flat.
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While there has been little progress on the trade/tariffs issue, early earnings reports have been good, and equities continue to price in an interest rate cut. But that cut won’t happen until the week after next, so further consolidation seems in order for now.
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Stocks have been buoyed by rate cut expectations, but are investors putting too much stock in monetary policy and setting themselves up for potential disappointments?
Investors can use an FIA to transform a lump sum of ‘conservative money’ into a guaranteed stream of income by buying a GLWB rider.
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As the second half of the year begins, our sector recommendations remain the same as at the start of 2019—but changes could be in store in the near future.
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Is social media causing you to spend more than you can afford? Don't fall for FOMO.
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Fixed indexed annuities can offer investors principal protection and a chance to earn higher returns than some conservative fixed-income alternatives when the stock market rises. Is a FIA right for you?
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The categories may sound similar, but they have some key differences. Most importantly, the “plus” in core-plus can mean higher yields, but also higher risks.
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Round number crosses for each of the three major U.S. equity averages over the past month helped elevate investor sentiment, but is it now stretched?

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