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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as expected; while signaling rates would stay in their current range through next year.
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Jeffrey Kleintop’s full 2020 outlook for global stocks and the economy.
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The U.S. economy likely will remain split in early 2020.
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Unless global growth reaccelerates, international stocks may remain stuck within the volatile ranges seen during the past two years.
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Ten-year Treasury yields should move higher in 2020 as recession fears ease.
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The past two months’ lack of meaningful trade news lifted U.S. stocks to all-time highs, but recent choppiness reflects ongoing trade uncertainty.
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While all eyes are on estimated sales throughout December, sector performance for the month is historically not impressive.
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Market valuation is always a factor; but often misunderstood is the vastness of the spectrum of metrics, and the sentiment nature of valuation.
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As we head into 2020, investors should be cautious in assuming that the return of central bank balance sheet growth means stocks will follow along.

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