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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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We may be at a moment of truth of sorts for both profits and leading economic indicators as they relate to where we are in the economic cycle.
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Fortunately, stocks are nowhere near that overvalued, based on the price-to-earnings ratio. But, if we take a more refined look at historical stock market valuations at peaks and lows, we find some cause for concern.
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With a resurfacing in trade tensions and persistent economic uncertainties, investors should prepare for further volatility.
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Recession concerns have some investors eyeing defensive stalwarts, but some of the classic defensive sectors currently come at a high price.
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Employment reports are increasingly in focus due to weak survey data and a risk that manufacturing’s weakness spills over to services/consumer segments.
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U.S. stocks plunged Wednesday, as weak economic data rattled investors. Here’s what you should know.
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After monetary policymakers took action to lower interest rates and ease financial conditions, they have been asking for fiscal policymakers to enact stimulus though stepped-up government spending and tax cuts—they may be starting to get their wish.
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The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index was flat last month; and although at a cycle high, it remains in a flattish trend over the past year.
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The Schwab Center for Financial Research’s theme for 2019 was “be prepared,” and that still holds true. Here’s what we expect to see for the remainder of the year.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.

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