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Junk-Bond Yields Don’t Provide Much of a Cushion Against Inflation

Yet another setback for retirees who view traditional fixed-income investments as a secure way to fund a long retirement...

Abnormally Low Interest Rates Remain, Even If Fed Hikes in 2023

The Federal Reserve’s meeting last week sparked a selloff in stocks and bonds as the central bank’s projections showed it...

Inflation Fixation, Bubble Trouble

They’re very different Presidents, but what Joe Biden and Donald Trump have in common is their drive to make America’s...

High & Mighty Stocks; Feeling Inflationary?; Game Stopped

A record high for stocks...again. Earnings get much of the credit for the latest move. More than half of the...

If Inflation Returns, Bond’s Diversification Power May Disappear

When stocks fall, bonds rally. That’s standard market action today. And it makes bonds look like a reliable way to...

Markets Ignore Increasing Odds of Policy Shift in Washington

According to PredictIt, the odds of a Democratic sweep come November have significantly increased since late March. Last year, the...

Retail Sales: Two Ways to Look at the Same Data

The U.S. retail sales report for the month of May came out Tuesday. The topline figure increased a staggering 17.7%...

Consumer comfort climbs higher

The Bloomberg weekly Consumer Comfort Index is a national survey that asks Americans about the overall economy, their own personal...

A Turning Point for Value Stocks?

As we’ve highlighted in recent weeks, growth has significantly outperformed value this year, as investors have tended to favor companies...

Different places reopening at different paces

Year-over-year (YoY) dinner reservation data from OpenTable shows just how widely the pace of reopening in the U.S. varies by...

Low Global Short-Term Interest Rates Good for Growth, Bad for Income?

This week’s big number is -1.33% —  the cumulative change in global short term interest rates, as set by each...

Equities Slip On Sour Sentiment Last Week

Equities ended the week lower last week. Emerging markets outperformed (MXEF -1.1%) due to stability in Asia, while international developed...

Small Business Outlook Improves

Is there a glimmer of hope among small businesses? The results of the NFIB Small Business Optimism Survey for April...

Markets & The Economy: Telling Two Different Stories?

Equities had a good week last week, shaking off the negativity from the end of the week prior and closing...

Fed Funds Rate Expectations for Hikes in 2009 vs. Now

Now that the Federal Reserve has reached 0% for its target rate, we thought it would be interesting to look...

Market Driven By Sentiment Amid Murky Outlook

Last week showed just how sentiment-driven markets can be when the outlook is this murky. In a week when almost...

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