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The economic calendar is fairly light next week but all eyes will be on the Fed and its post-FOMC meeting press conference on Wednesday (9/18). A 25 bps rate cut seems a virtual certainty and since that is already baked into the market, “buy the rumor; sell the news” is a very distinct possibility.
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Stocks have broken out on the upside but remain below all-time highs. Trade, global events, and mixed economic data suggest continued volatility.
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The American consumer is vital to both the American and world economies. The picture appears quite healthy on the surface, but are some cracks developing?
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Schwab's view on the real estate sector, which covers companies involved in real estate and includes equity REITs.
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Schwab's view on the consumer staples sector, which includes consumer items that tend to be viewed as household necessities.
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Schwab's view on the utilities sector, which covers a variety of industries that generate and deliver power and water.
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Schwab's view on the information technology sector, which covers most makers and providers of computer, data, and electronic equipment and services.
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Schwab's view on the materials sector, which describes an array of commodity-related manufacturing industries.
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Schwab's view on the financial sector, which encompasses the financial services industry and is often referred to by the acronym FIRE, for finance, insurance and real estate.
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Schwab's view on the consumer discretionary sector, which covers companies that sell non-essential goods and services.
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