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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
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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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FOMC hinted that formal details of balance sheet tapering may come in November, while there were notable changes in economic/inflation projections and rate hike expectations.
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Stocks sagged Monday as investors eyed multiple concerns, including the worsening debt problems of Chinese property giant Evergrande.
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It’s been 35 years since I began my career on Wall Street and the lessons I learned along the way from some all-time investment greats always hold true.

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
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House Democrats have proposed a higher top individual tax rate and changes to the capital gains tax. Both are a long way from becoming law.
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The bond market has been in hibernation for months, and investors may have become complacent about risks.
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September and October tend to be blustery months for stock performance, and this year may be no exception.
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Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
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A gradual slowing of stimulus heralds a potential drop for the world’s stock markets, but the evidence suggests a possibility for a positive outcome.

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