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Alliance Bernstein: What’s Behind the Drop in Treasury Market Liquidity?

December 8, 2022

  In a year shrouded by turmoil, 2022 has been one for the record books. Financial markets have been upended by historically high inflation, soaring interest rates, dissolution in global trade and armed conflict in Ukraine. This has led to volatility affecting all corners of the financial markets. With the year winding down, investors might […]

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Visual Capitalist: Ranked – The Best Countries To Retire In

December 7, 2022

Top 25 Countries to Retire In 2022 As birth rates decline and life expectancy increases, the share of elderly population is growing in many countries, putting pressure on governments’ ability to fund pensions and retirement services. Additionally, when factoring in rising inflation and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly difficult for […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended December 2nd

December 6, 2022

  Fed pivot Stocks rallied on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell confirmed in a speech that smaller interest-rate increases could start as soon as the Fed’s December 13-14 meeting. Officials approved rate hikes of three-quarters of a percentage point at each of their last four meetings.   Jobs consistency The labor market […]

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LPL: The Yield Curve As A Predictor Of Recessions

December 1, 2022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022   The shape of the U.S. Treasury yield curve is often looked at as a barometer for U.S. economic growth. More specifically, it reflects how the Federal Reserve (Fed) intends to stimulate or slow economic growth by cutting or raising its policy rate. Each tenor on the curve is roughly the […]

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Capital Group: New Reality For Investors

November 30, 2022

    There’s a new reality taking shape in global markets. Commentators have in the last few months mostly focused on a rotation from growth to value, but I think that view is too simplistic. I see many shifts happening simultaneously that could likely define the next decade in markets around the world. Many investors […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 25th

November 28, 2022

                  Holiday shopping outlook The short-term outlook for U.S. retail sales was mixed as of Black Friday, the unofficial start of the U.S. holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation expected holiday sales during November and December to rise between 6% to 8% from last year. However, […]

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Alliance Bernstein: From Fear To Hope

November 23, 2022

  After a tough year for equities, is a recovery imminent? While nobody can predict when the market will bottom, we do know what happened after sharp downturns in the past. Patient investors can find comfort knowing that strong recoveries are common after sharp drawdowns. Stock market volatility continues to rage, even after recent glimmers […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended November 18th

November 21, 2022

                  Retail resilience On the heels of a flat result the previous month, U.S. retail sales picked up in October, rising a seasonally adjusted 1.3% from September. That’s the strongest monthly retail gain since February 2022, despite negative factors such as inflation and rising interest rates.   […]

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LPL: Inflation Tide Turning

November 17, 2022

    Thursday, November 10, 2022   Finally, an Encouraging Report After many months of inflation coming in above expectations, investors finally got a more favorable report with the October Consumer Price Index (CPI) data and are cheering it with a big stock market rally on the news. Both core and headline inflation rose less […]

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Schwab: What A Strong U.S. Dollar May Mean For Investors

November 16, 2022

Should you adjust your portfolio in response to a strong U.S. dollar?   Investors across the globe have been flocking to the U.S. dollar since mid-2021, pushing some foreign currencies to their lowest levels against the greenback in years.1 But what’s behind the dollar’s appeal? “Demand for the U.S. dollar has increased for several reasons,” […]

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