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The national debt and deficits remain at worrisome levels, spawning questions of how economic growth will be affected and whether we will hit another wall.
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If approved, the bipartisan congressional agreement to set federal spending caps and suspend the debt ceiling for two years will remove significant uncertainty.
With a disciplined approach, you can learn to manage volatility for your benefit—while minimizing risks. Here are four steps to consider.
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An index ETF-only portfolio can be a straightforward yet flexible investment solution.
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Economic indicators don’t have to be complicated to work. We look at four alternative indicators for the main driver of the global economy and assess how interest rate cuts might impact them.
On this week’s episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones explains how the Fed maintains its independence from political pressure.
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Valuations suggest international stocks may produce above average, double-digit annualized total returns over the next 10 years, in contrast to below average, mid-single digit returns for U.S. stocks.
Liz Ann Sonders takes a closer look at recent jobs data, and explains how its different metrics act as economic indicators.
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Recession risk is rising, but markets expect central banks to keep it at bay by cutting short-term interest rates. Will it be enough to keep the stock market rally going?
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We highlight the risks that threaten a vulnerable global economy and the investment opportunities that may surprise unprepared investors.
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