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Kathy Jones, Schwab’s chief fixed income strategist, joins the podcast to consider how an improving economy may be the real driver behind rising rates and how the Fed plans to keep the momentum going.
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Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.
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Investor attention has shifted from Growth to Value as the economy regains its footing, but understanding their factors and fundamentals is crucial.
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What we expect to see over the next three to six months.
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The COVID-19 crisis has had a big impact on REITs.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
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The Fed kept rates unchanged, but upgraded its outlook; while the “dots plot” moved higher amid a rising percentage of officials expecting an earlier “lift off” in rates.
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The economy is accelerating, but unevenly.
Stock splits make shares more affordable—but will they soon be a thing of the past?
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