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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities can help protect your portfolio against rising inflation, but there are nuances you should understand.
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Taxable municipal bonds can offer higher yields without excessive additional credit risk.
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Let’s take a look at how recent developments may have impacted long-term returns for stock market investors.
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The U.S. dollar has been showing signs of weakening, a trend that may underscore the importance of global diversification.
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The Fed left rates unchanged near-zero, as expected, while emphasizing that “the path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus.”
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Earnings have so far bested an extremely low bar, but stocks may be discounting too swift a recovery; while concentration remains a risk.
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Investors must balance ongoing risks of the coronavirus against the extra yield the bonds provide.
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If not extended or replaced, the fading support for the unemployed raises the risk of weakening economic momentum, turning the V-shaped recovery into a W.
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U.S. stocks have been fairly resilient even as coronavirus hotspots flare up around the country. How long can it last?
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Rate of change and inflection points in economic data drive stocks; but in these unique times, the level of said data needs to be considered, too.

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