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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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Stocks have been buoyed by rate cut expectations, but are investors putting too much stock in monetary policy and setting themselves up for potential disappointments?
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As the second half of the year begins, our sector recommendations remain the same as at the start of 2019—but changes could be in store in the near future.
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Round number crosses for each of the three major U.S. equity averages over the past month helped elevate investor sentiment, but is it now stretched?
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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.
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If you just woke from an 18-month slumber and looked at the market you might be fooled into thinking it’s gone nowhere; but what a ride it’s been.
Liz Ann Sonders takes a closer look at recent jobs data, and explains how its different metrics act as economic indicators.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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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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Myriad economic, market and policy battles are raging today; providing some color, but lots of gray area as we look ahead to the second half of the year.

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