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Jeffrey Kleintop’s full 2020 outlook for global stocks and the economy.
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Competing positive and negative factors are keeping the picture balanced, but what could tip the scale one way or the other?
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The U.S. economy likely will remain split in early 2020.
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Unless global growth reaccelerates, international stocks may remain stuck within the volatile ranges seen during the past two years.
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Ten-year Treasury yields should move higher in 2020 as recession fears ease.
Whether it’s stock options, restricted stock, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, most companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?
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It's hard to think of finances when a spouse has died, but don't ignore possible Social Security survivor benefits.
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Social Security benefits plus added income may make you comfortable—but the IRS may also want its share.
The market is a fickle beast—reacting strongly to some actions from Washington while shrugging off others. So what should investors focus on?
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Market valuation is always a factor; but often misunderstood is the vastness of the spectrum of metrics, and the sentiment nature of valuation.

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