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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

The risk/return balance for the information technology and financials sectors has reached the point where we believe it’s time to reduce weightings on both.
The absolute levels of most economic data points remain healthy, but signs abound of second derivative inflection points in growth, inflation and volatility.
Second-quarter GDP surged and corporate earnings are up…but is it sustainable?
What Does GDP Mean For The Stock Market?
Stock indexes have been able to move higher as the balancing act between economic growth and investor concerns continues—but how long will it last?
The Fed acted as expected by not acting on interest rates; and although there was no associated press conference, the statement had a few nuggets of note.
While the global economic cycle is aging, we don’t foresee a global recession taking place in 2018—although that risk may rise in 2019.
The economy and earnings grabbed headlines last week; with a sharp acceleration in real GDP growth, and concerns about earnings thanks to Facebook’s face plant.
Jeff Kleintop takes a look at some of the world’s major economies and explains how to gauge their vulnerabilities to trade conflict.
Consumer confidence is high amid a strong economy and job market—but sluggish wage growth, tariffs, and other risks could hold back spending.

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