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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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The effects of the COVID-19 virus have continued to drive—and brake—economic growth.
Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
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Beginning quantitative tightening soon after rate hikes is a big departure from the Federal Reserve’s past policy.
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The December payrolls report was mostly underwhelming and underscored persistent virus-related data distortions within the labor market.
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A change in fundamentals could make international bonds more attractive.
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Despite the strong year for stocks in 2021, markets have confidently priced in some negative trends gathering more momentum in 2022 which may help markets, should trends reverse.
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Will a chip shortage give way to oversupply?
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Revenue bonds account for nearly two-thirds of all investment-grade municipal bonds outstanding, but they tend to get less attention than general obligation bonds. Here’s what investors should know.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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The FOMC upped the pace of tapering—now expected to conclude by March—with three rate hikes expected in 2022 per its “dot plot.”

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