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Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.
CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

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A change in fundamentals could make international bonds more attractive.
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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.
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Will a chip shortage give way to oversupply?
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Some of the market’s recent pressures are showing signs of easing.
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Revenue bonds account for nearly two-thirds of all investment-grade municipal bonds outstanding, but they tend to get less attention than general obligation bonds. Here’s what investors should know.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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The FOMC upped the pace of tapering—now expected to conclude by March—with three rate hikes expected in 2022 per its “dot plot.”
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Investor sentiment is one key to shorter-term market swings; with euphoria preceding September’s and late-November’s pullbacks; but better conditions in place … for now.
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Ten-year Treasury yields have shown a pattern of declining well before the first Fed rate hike of a cycle.
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Here’s what to look for when considering general obligation muni bonds.

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