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Stocks have broken out on the upside but remain below all-time highs. Trade, global events, and mixed economic data suggest continued volatility.
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Jeff Kleintop discusses the role central banks are, or perhaps aren’t, playing in the current global economic slowdown.
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If Japan represents what the debt and demographic future looks like for many countries, then the future for investors in a world of negative bond yields may lead to more stock market exposure.
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If rate cuts aren’t seen as enough to address slowing growth and policymakers turn to direct currency intervention, the resulting currency war could be bad news for investors.
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Another round of trade tariffs is an additional hit to manufacturing, potentially deepening the global slowdown into a recession, despite the efforts of the Fed and other central banks.
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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.
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Valuations suggest international stocks may produce above average, double-digit annualized total returns over the next 10 years, in contrast to below average, mid-single digit returns for U.S. stocks.
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International bonds have a role to play in a diversified portfolio.
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Recession risk is rising, but markets expect central banks to keep it at bay by cutting short-term interest rates. Will it be enough to keep the stock market rally going?
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We highlight the risks that threaten a vulnerable global economy and the investment opportunities that may surprise unprepared investors.
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