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The S&P 500 opened higher Monday as the potential for a reliable Coronavirus treatment seem likely.
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Stocks start the week higher despite increasing COVID-19 case count.
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Rate of change and inflection points in economic data drive stocks; but in these unique times, the level of said data needs to be considered, too.
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The combination of several equity put/call ratios reaching extremes, a significant moving average crossover and a rare divergence from the 2009 pattern, all indicate that the market may be about to make a very sharp move, very soon.
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State and local budgets are likely to remain under stress, but that doesn’t mean investors should completely avoid munis.
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Here’s what we’re keeping an eye on in the weeks ahead.
With four months until Election Day, states are facing real challenges to ensure that everyone who wants to vote can, that they can do it safely, and that the process is secure. Are they up to the challenge?
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We can’t rule it out completely, but we believe the risk is low.
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In order to help try to make sense of it all, let’s take a look at where the stock market makes sense right now and where it doesn’t.
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Since the recent peak in early June, stocks have been consolidating, driven by rising COVID-19 cases and less “shock and awe” from the Fed.
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