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As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus.

Choosing investments that are familiar can be comforting, but how can you choose more objectively?
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In 2020, politics and the pandemic have led to a lot of speculation that they could bring about an end to the rise of globalization—yet that began over a decade ago.
Domestic political drama—including the president’s bout with COVID—has far-reaching implications, potentially reverberating beyond our borders.
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The risk of a “no deal” Brexit and the potential economic harm that accompanies it increased last week.
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The recent imbalances in the stock market can lead to vulnerability; rebalancing portfolios may be valuable to help balance exposure to U.S. capitalization-weighted benchmarks relative to international stocks.
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Confidence matters; faith in a brighter future drives risk taking, fueling growth through investment and consumption.
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Let’s take a look at how recent developments may have impacted long-term returns for stock market investors.
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The U.S. dollar has been showing signs of weakening, a trend that may underscore the importance of global diversification.
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In order to help try to make sense of it all, let’s take a look at where the stock market makes sense right now and where it doesn’t.

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