Government Policy

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As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the June meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.
Washington Watch

Historically, the level of U.S. debt has had no correlation with the performance of the stock or bond markets.
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders
On Investing

Kathy Jones and guests examine the history of money market funds and their attractiveness in the current interest rate environment.
Market Commentary

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.
Market Commentary

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders
On Investing

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders discuss this week's Fed meeting and the implications for investors.
Market Commentary

Dollar strength resulting from central banks' independent policies on rate cuts is unlikely to be tampered by China's deflation or geopolitics.
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders
On Investing

Kathy Jones interviews economist David Beckworth about the potential role of nominal GDP as an alternate target for the Fed.
Market Commentary

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it's not a simple relationship.

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