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Stocks Claw Back into Positive Territory following Soft Open
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A wide range of outcomes from -10% to +40% may lie ahead of emerging market stocks depending on the timing and details of a trade deal.
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High levels of complacency from some indicators, combined with high levels of uncertainty from others point to a possible turning point in the markets for next week. While outright direction is unclear, traders should be on high alert for potentially larger price swings and a pickup in volatility.
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Hopes of a trade détente and agreement have led to new highs for U.S. stocks, but investors may be getting too optimistic, too soon.
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Although economic signals are mixed, bottom-up sector fundamentals help inform decisions on sector ratings.
Analyzing Democratic candidates’ tax policy proposals and the impact they could have on the markets.
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Last week’s key releases of job growth and ISM manufacturing data highlight the ongoing bifurcation in the economy; with the consumer bucking manufacturing’s malaise.
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As expected, the FOMC lowered the fed funds rate (and the IOER) by 25 basis points; with a slightly more hawkish tone in the accompanying statement.
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The last global economic cycle ended with a housing bust; will the bust in auto sales end this cycle?
New retirement legislation is pending in Washington. Here’s what investors need to know.
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