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CONTENT WITH Economy
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As we move into the summer, the pace of economic growth remains robust.
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We’re upgrading our Energy sector rating to “outperform.” Here’s why we think Energy may take off.

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
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Over the next decade, market returns are expected to fall short of historical averages, while global stocks are likely to outperform U.S. stocks.
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The Federal Reserve made no change to its interest rate or asset purchase policies; while strengthening its economic outlook and viewing inflation risk as “transitory.”
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Changes in sector leadership can create opportunities for investors to make tactical sector changes.
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Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
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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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Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.
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Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
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