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Although stocks rebounded after a sharp drop in January, the market’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak highlighted stock vulnerabilities.
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Interest rate sensitivity has decreased in the muni bond market, unlike with core or corporate bonds.
From oil to cell phones and jeans to hamburgers, the coronavirus is impacting sales and shutting off supply chains. What does it mean for the U.S. and global markets, and what should investors watch for?
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Friday’s jobs report, as well as other recent labor market data, has an “on the one hand; on the other hand” flavor to it.
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If you’ve been holding a fund that tracks the some of the major bond market’s benchmarks, that investment might have a lot more interest rate risk or credit risk today than when you first invested.
Jeffrey Kleintop discusses the potential for global economic growth to reaccelerate, and how it could lead international stocks to outperform for the first time in a number of years.
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With China’s industrial heartland at the center of the epidemic, the ripple effects may be larger and longer-lasting than in previous outbreaks.
After fairly steady economic growth in 2019, Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on what 2020 might bring for the economy, as well as how that economic environment could affect the market.
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Over the next decade, market returns are expected to fall short of historical averages, while global stocks are likely to outperform U.S. stocks.
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History indicates that the global economy and markets have been relatively immune to the effects of past virus epidemics.
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