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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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We expect the municipal bond market to return to a sense of normalcy in 2021.
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As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus.

Federal and nonfinancial corporate debt are near historic levels. Here’s why it matters—and how you might adjust your portfolio in response.
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We don’t believe 2021 will be as bumpy as this past year, and corporate bond investments appear relatively attractive today.
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Ten-year Treasury bond yields may rise as high as 1.6% in 2021, reflecting prospects for faster economic growth.
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Actual third-quarter earnings may be less important than what business leaders say about their expectations.
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Reports of a successful vaccine trial send stocks higher. What does it mean for the economy?
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Debate over another round of coronavirus aid and economic stimulus likely will be at the top of the agenda for the post-election session.
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Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle than the election results.
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The Fed did not add to this week’s uncertainties and kept rates unchanged, while also providing no new information with regard to its balance sheet.

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