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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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Cyclicals typically lead the market higher when stocks rebound from a bear market and recession—but not this time.
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Here’s what investors should know about the new Federal Reserve programs.
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On a day that started with good news on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, with the stock market showing strong early gains, today’s report is more visual and less wordy than normal.

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Why did stocks rise over the past month despite grim economic news? The Federal Reserve’s massive liquidity injection is one reason.
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Despite massive fiscal and monetary stimulus, we believe there’s little risk of inflation in the next few years.
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It is becoming increasingly clear that the massive global stimulus is being financed by a rise in money, not debt.
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Both the bear market and subsequent rally have occurred at warp speed; yet the economic recovery may be disappointing to what the market’s now “priced in.”
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Negative corporate news and economic data buffeted stocks, after markets racked up wins in April.
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The FOMC restated its commitment to use its full range of tools to support the virus-crippled economy and keep markets functioning smoothly.
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Despite political remarks, no U.S. state is likely to seek bankruptcy protection.

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