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Despite the slow pace of negotiations, we continue to think a deal will be struck this month.
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Stocks push higher on data, earnings and fiscal progress reports
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Gold has enjoyed a powerful rally as governments around the world ease monetary policy to mitigate the impact of negative economic effects of COVID-19.
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Taxable municipal bonds can offer higher yields without excessive additional credit risk.
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Let’s take a look at how recent developments may have impacted long-term returns for stock market investors.
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Stocks, bonds, commodities and other asset classes each play a unique role in your portfolio.
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Earnings beat rates have been high but actual earnings and revenue contracted in Q2. While Q2 may ultimately be the worst quarter of the year for GDP, Q3 has provided few reasons for optimism thus far. With enhanced unemployment benefits at risk, more equity consolidation seems likely in the near term.
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The U.S. dollar has been showing signs of weakening, a trend that may underscore the importance of global diversification.
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The Fed left rates unchanged near-zero, as expected, while emphasizing that “the path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus.”
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Earnings have so far bested an extremely low bar, but stocks may be discounting too swift a recovery; while concentration remains a risk.
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