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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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After a year of supply shortages, the global economy may be closer to the end of the supply chain problems than the beginning.
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The Fed announced details of balance sheet tapering, but emphasized that the pace might be adjusted depending on inflation and economic trends heading into 2022.
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Earnings season has been stellar so far, although the growth rate is well off its prior quarter peak, with profit margins in focus looking ahead.
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Services make up more of the economy, jobs, and the stock market. The time has come to focus on services data to get a sense of the overall economic picture.
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The speculative exuberance around special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) seems to be over, but investors still have questions about them.
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Where does the fixed income market go from here?
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The age of abundance has given way to an age of scarcity, while the pro-cyclical version of inflation may have given way to the counter-cyclical version.
The pandemic has wrought havoc on the global system of trade. What does that mean for the markets and the holiday shopping season?
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Persistently going from one transitory source of inflation to the next may keep inflation elevated for longer than markets currently anticipate.
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Rather than waiting on the sidelines, consider short-term, fixed-rate corporate bonds.

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