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It’s Late: So Says the Profits Spread and Leading Indicators
by
Liz Ann Sonders
October 21, 2019
We may be at a moment of truth of sorts for both profits and leading economic indicators as they relate to where we are in the economic cycle.
The Bond Investors’ Dilemma
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October 17, 2019
With Treasury bond yields near all-time lows, many are reluctant to invest in longer-term bonds—but sitting in very short-term investments could mean lower income if short-term rates decline. What’s an investor to do?
Are Stocks Priced for Perfection or Recession?
by
Jeffrey Kleintop
October 14, 2019
Fortunately, stocks are nowhere near that overvalued, based on the price-to-earnings ratio. But, if we take a more refined look at historical stock market valuations at peaks and lows, we find some cause for concern.
Welcome to the Working Week: A Look at the State(s) of Employment
by
Liz Ann Sonders
October 07, 2019
Employment reports are increasingly in focus due to weak survey data and a risk that manufacturing’s weakness spills over to services/consumer segments.
How to Build a Bond Portfolio
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October 02, 2019
The bond market is large and complex, so it helps to focus on bonds that provide diversification, stability and income.
Passing the Baton: Signs of Fiscal Stimulus Emerge
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Jeffrey Kleintop
September 30, 2019
After monetary policymakers took action to lower interest rates and ease financial conditions, they have been asking for fiscal policymakers to enact stimulus though stepped-up government spending and tax cuts—they may be starting to get their wish.

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