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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

Total credit market debt is stratospheric, in spite of household/financial sector deleveraging; and with fiscal policy blowing out the deficit, it’s going to get worse.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates again. How might your investments be affected?
Emerging market stocks appear to have gone from front-runner to dark horse in the minds of investors. Fear of a return to an environment that hobbled emerging markets in the past has gripped the market. Yet, the current environment may be most similar to those which generated outperformance by emerging markets in the past.
Liz Ann Sonders explains the Leading Economic Index (LEI) put out by The Conference Board, and why it’s a tool she uses to measure the state of the economy.
Stock markets continue to have trouble getting consistent traction, which seems likely to continue through at least the summer.
The industrial sector encompasses a broad range of companies, which can make broad pronouncements on the sector difficult.
The unemployment rate fell again in May, but wage growth remains moderate. What does that mean for inflation?
The May employment report was gangbusters, with strength across most components, including payrolls, the unemployment rate and wage growth. Can it continue?

Uncertainty over Italy’s political future spurred market volatility this week, after Italian President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the selection of an anti-euro finance minister and concern grew that Italy could leave the common currency.

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