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Economy & Markets

Knowledge of the economy and markets is essential to informed investing. In broad terms, an economy comprises the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services. Financial markets refer broadly to any marketplace where the trading of securities occurs, including the stocks, bonds, currencies, among others. These articles could help broaden your understanding.
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Current High Yield Spreads Present Investment Opportunity

Today the high yield sector is providing historically healthy compensation in the form of the credit spread for taking on this risk. This opportunity, as with any, will not last indefinitely.
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Touchstone May 2020 Investment Letter

‘Red, then yellow, then green’ may signal the course of the global health crisis and its economic consequences. For now, caution marks the common direction of the markets.
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Stay Focused on the Long Term

History has demonstrated that long-term investors are best served by staying focused on their long-term strategic goals.
In the News, Economy & Markets
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Crit Thomas on Considering Coronavirus

The speed of this market decline has likely created market dislocations. Opportunities may exist for an active portfolio manager.
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COVID-19: Addressing the Changing Backdrop for Investors

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to create uncertainty. Here are our thoughts and three rational actions for most investors to consider now depending on their situation.
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Economy & Markets Insights

Explore timely insights on the economy and markets. We evaluate historical data and statistical relationships to identify drivers or signals as of February 28, 2020.
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Fed Weighs Monetary Policy Implementation Changes

When Doves Fly: Will the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (Fed) shift their monetary policy framework from looking out the windshield to using the rearview mirror?
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Did Asset Allocation Just Get More Difficult in 2019?

Asset allocation from a tactical standpoint has become more complex in 2019. Find out where we believe there are still pockets of opportunity.
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Why Is Market Timing So Hard?

The answer may be found in studying every S&P 500 bull market since 1935.
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Mexico & China: New Front in Tariff War Raises a Red Flag

While we continue to believe that the tariff war will begin to de-escalate later this year, near-term uncertainties are becoming more difficult to estimate.
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Emerging Markets: What If Trade Talks Break Down?

We believe there is low probability of a protracted trade war between the U.S. and China but think there will likely be intense downward pressure on equities – more so in emerging countries than in the U.S. – if this occurs.
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