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Joe Biden takes the Presidential oath of office this week in the U.S., marking the end of a long U.S. political contest; a year of political challenges is just getting started overseas.
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U.S. stocks have continued to climb amid optimism about a vaccine-led economic recovery, but bad news could easily throw markets off track.
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Risk is often the result of a very high degree of confidence among market participants in one specific outcome.
As 2020 draws to a close, what can investors expect from the markets in 2021?
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The planned vaccine rollout is good news that has lifted the stock markets around the world. But the reality of the rollout faces risks that could extend the time frame for mass immunizations.
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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.

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Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle than the election results.
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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