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US Market Commentary
Bond Market Reset: What's Next?
Major central banks are hiking interest rates rapidly and shrinking their balance sheets in an effort to "normalize" policy. The question hanging over the market is, "What is a normal policy rate?"
Recession in China?
The world's second-largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China's standards.
Hedging Stocks Against Rising Rates
Consider hedging the possible risk of higher interest rates with the addition of short duration stocks, a potential way to manage risk while remaining invested in the markets.
Deglobalization Is Political, Not Economic
Politics may have little impact on economic globalization or corporate profits—which gives little reason for investors to deglobalize their portfolios, despite the headlines.
At Last—Income in the Fixed Income Market
The first quarter was brutal for fixed income investors, as bond prices fell and yields rose. However, the steep rise in yields should mean that income investors can finally earn relatively attractive yields in the bond market, after enduring nearly three years of near-zero interest rates.
War in Ukraine: Recession in Europe?
We believe the odds of a recession in Europe are above average, but still below 50%. We will be watching developments and data closely to see how the economic outlook evolves.
How to Invest in Clean-Energy Trends
New approaches to climate change could create plenty of investment opportunities.
The Fed's Next Move: Ukraine Changes the Picture
After months of laying the groundwork for monetary policy tightening, the Federal Reserve now faces a sudden change in the economic outlook.
Why Invest Internationally?
A large home bias, even with international sales exposure, may not diversify investors across sectors, endangering financial goals when new economic cycles shift long-term trends.
What Do Rising Rates Mean for Stock Investors?
Global benchmark yields are moving higher along with economic sentiment. We expect yields to remain positively correlated to market returns, favoring cyclical and value stocks.
Songs of Experience: Reminiscences of a Strategist
It's been 35 years since I began my career on Wall Street and the lessons I learned along the way from some all-time investment greats always hold true.
Top Global Risks of 2022
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.
Will Shortages Lead to Gluts?
After a year of supply shortages, the global economy may be closer to the end of the supply chain problems than the beginning.
Can D.C. Chaos Halt the Bull Market?
The long-running bull market is facing pressures as Congress continues to flail against complex issues that threaten the economy.
What's in Your Portfolio? The Role of Various Asset Classes
Stocks, bonds, commodities, and other asset classes each play a unique role in your portfolio.
Does Market Timing Work?
We ran the numbers on market timing. Our findings? There's a high cost to waiting for the best entry point.
Saving for College: 529 College Savings Plans
A popular college-savings vehicle is the 529 savings plan, which provides several tax advantages when used for education expenses.
Will the U.S. Dollar Lose Its Reserve Status?
Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
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