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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by another quarter percentage point, while also raising its growth forecast.
Mike Townsend joins Randy Frederick for this week’s Stock Market Report to discuss some of the reasons investor anxiety is on the rise again.
As the NCAA basketball tournament gets down to the Sweet Sixteen, it is a good time to reflect on sixteen competing drivers of the markets that may make for an exciting showdown in the weeks and months to come.
The Fed’s policymaking committee is likely to raise its benchmark interest rate at its March 2018 meeting. What should investors be on watch for?
On this week’s Stock Market Report, Randy Frederick breaks down sentiment gauges and explains their relevance to today’s market.
Numerous issues have captured investors’ attention lately, but focusing on the bigger picture can help avoid the madness.
The financials sector has had a decent run, and may just be gathering momentum for a further rally.
The newly enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum have raised broader questions about the economic impacts of restrictions on trade. Should investors be concerned?
Goldilocks reappeared last week with an extremely strong jobs report that gave stocks another reason to cheer the ninth birthday of the bull market.
Kathy Jones breaks down yield curves, including normal vs. inverted, and why they’re relevant today.

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