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Understand how policy decisions coming out of Washington may impact financial markets and your investments.

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Market Commentary

The second-largest stock market has captured the interest of investors, supported by stronger, more broad-based earnings, and incentivized by Japan's fiscal and monetary policies.
Market Commentary

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.
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Market Commentary

As expected, the Fed held rates steady in January, but importantly downplayed the likelihood that rate cuts will start as soon as March.
Market Commentary

Market expectations have established a high bar for central banks' rate cuts. Any disappointment like stronger inflation or economic growth could spark market volatility.

There are many risks for 2024 including those that are an ever-present part of investing and not unique to the outlook for any particular year. We've highlighted our top five.
On Investing: Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders
On Investing

Kathy Jones discusses the Fed's latest decision and interviews former Fed economist Dr. Julia Coronado.
On Investing: Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders
On Investing

As we approach 2024, what can investors expect from the markets in the new year?
Market Outlook

Although some volatility may continue, we believe interest rates have peaked. We expect lower Treasury yields and positive returns for investors in 2024.
Market Commentary

Inflation is a touchy subject, and given there are many ways to analyze it, investors should take note of the nuances that exist within the data.

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