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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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The Federal Reserve left its interest rate and balance sheet policy unchanged; but is opening the door a bit more to tapering its bond purchases.
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As anticipated, corporate earnings are set for another stellar quarter; but with peak growth rates likely behind us, the road ahead gets choppier.
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We recently downgraded our rating on the Energy sector. Here’s why.
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COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.
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The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant has raised concerns of a faster-than-expected slowdown.

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
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The steep drop in yields has defied conventional wisdom.
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Consider preferred securities for the higher income payments they provide, but keep your total-return expectations in check.
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The market’s bull run has produced very optimistic sentiment, leaving increasingly little room for error as we move further along in the cycle.
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Drought and severe heat could have negative effects on some municipal bond issuers, but we believe most will manage through it.

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