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Market Volatility

Navigating when markets get rough.
CONTENT WITH Market Volatility

Navigating when markets get rough.

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It has been an extraordinary start to 2021 in the nation’s capital.
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Risk is often the result of a very high degree of confidence among market participants in one specific outcome.
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The planned vaccine rollout is good news that has lifted the stock markets around the world. But the reality of the rollout faces risks that could extend the time frame for mass immunizations.
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Stocks head into 2021 having crossed the COVID chasm; but the economy has more work to do. Will vaccines get us to the other side?
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As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus.

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Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle than the election results.
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Exchanges may halt trading when the S&P 500 Index® drops quickly. Here’s how “circuit breakers” work and what they’re supposed to do.
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The S&P 500 posted the worst week since March, losing 5.6% over five trading sessions.
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In 2020, politics and the pandemic have led to a lot of speculation that they could bring about an end to the rise of globalization—yet that began over a decade ago.
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The potential economic and market impacts a “Blue Wave” for the U.S. election could have on five key areas: taxes, labor, the environment, oil and trade.

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