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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

Investors often focus on the “good/bad” level of economic indicators, without regard to the stock market’s keen ability to sniff out “better/worse” inflection points.
Key changes in the U.S. tax code overhaul.
The Fed has raised rates eight times so far this cycle, with more to come. When will enough be enough?
Recent market volatility has made some investors wonder if the economic cycle is ending and stocks are at the start of a prolonged decline. One indicator we are watching for signs of the potential for a recession and a deeper and prolonged decline in stocks is the gap between the unemployment rate and the inflation rate. This indicator suggests that the risks are rising.
Market conditions can change quickly. It’s important for investors to be prepared for those changes ahead of time—perhaps even more so now.
The health care sector has had a nice run—and we don’t think it’s necessarily over.
Although the runway between now and the next recession remains fairly long, there are some factors signaling that we may need to start the countdown clock fairly soon.
Liz Ann Sonders discusses why diversification and rebalancing are so important, particularly at this point in the economic cycle.
Recent reports on the housing market could be sending signals on the state of the broader economy. Here’s why it’s worth watching the data.
We believe there are three positives, three negatives and three wildcards for stock market performance in the fourth quarter. We expect the balance of these factors to result in further gains for global stocks.

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