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CONTENT WITH Economy
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COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.
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The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant has raised concerns of a faster-than-expected slowdown.

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

How changes in interest rates and style leadership affect stock market sectors.

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Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
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Inflationary bottleneck pressures tied to the economic reopening are fading; and as suggested by the bond market and wages, a return to hyperinflation is unlikely.
What can investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2021?
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Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
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The Fed kept rates unchanged, but updated median projections from the FOMC show two rate hikes likely by the end of 2023.
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Here’s what we expect to see in the second half of the year.
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