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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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In line with expectations, the FOMC cut rates by 25 basis points; also lowering the IOER by 30 basis points to address liquidity problems in the repo market.
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We see five main options for Brexit in the coming months; three result in a near-term resolution while two options result in a further delay or “no deal” Brexit.
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What can currency wars do for an economy?
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Stocks have broken out on the upside but remain below all-time highs. Trade, global events, and mixed economic data suggest continued volatility.
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The American consumer is vital to both the American and world economies. The picture appears quite healthy on the surface, but are some cracks developing?
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Jeff Kleintop discusses the role central banks are, or perhaps aren’t, playing in the current global economic slowdown.
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Stocks recently broke out of their short-term range on “good” trade news; but trying to trade around trade-related news has been a treacherous exercise.
Investors may worry about the potential impact of a federal government shutdown on stocks. However, the impact historically has been mixed.
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If Japan represents what the debt and demographic future looks like for many countries, then the future for investors in a world of negative bond yields may lead to more stock market exposure.

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