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With unemployment at its highest level in generations and whole sectors struggling, is the stock market really correlated to the economy?
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Investors must balance ongoing risks of the coronavirus against the extra yield the bonds provide.
Individuals, state and local governments, and businesses are all struggling during the pandemic. But Congress can’t fix everything, so who will be the winners and losers in the next big aid package?
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If not extended or replaced, the fading support for the unemployed raises the risk of weakening economic momentum, turning the V-shaped recovery into a W.
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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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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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