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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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How contained is the coronavirus outbreak? That’s the question that rattled markets on Monday.
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The impact of the coronavirus is spreading; both geographically and economically. Central banks will likely step in; but supply shocks are difficult to combat.
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The coronavirus outbreak and the Democratic primary have affected sector leadership. However, we’re keeping our sector views unchanged—for now.
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Dire predictions may have driven commodity prices to over-react to the downside; and now they may be poised to partially rebound.
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Although stocks rebounded after a sharp drop in January, the market’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak highlighted stock vulnerabilities.
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Friday’s jobs report, as well as other recent labor market data, has an “on the one hand; on the other hand” flavor to it.
Jeffrey Kleintop discusses the potential for global economic growth to reaccelerate, and how it could lead international stocks to outperform for the first time in a number of years.
After fairly steady economic growth in 2019, Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on what 2020 might bring for the economy, as well as how that economic environment could affect the market.
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History indicates that the global economy and markets have been relatively immune to the effects of past virus epidemics.
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Federal Reserve policymakers left short-term interest rates unchanged, noting moderate economic growth and little inflation pressure.

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