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Market and Economic Insights

Three reasons why stocks are sideways

Sideways stocks

The Fed is getting out of QE, and earnings growth and China’s economy have slowed.

Support for stocks

The backdrop is supportive for U.S. stocks, but global risks may drive market volatility.

Room for bull to run?

Maybe. Gains aren’t above historical averages and the economy is supportive of stocks.

Q2 2014 market update

The backdrop is supportive of stocks; issues in Japan and China may mean volatility.

The Markets and Economy

Why Japan matters

Japan is a major player in financial markets, so issues there may create volatility.

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Sweet spot for U.S.

Inflation is low—good for consumers and the market—but uncertainty overseas poses risk.

Business Cycle Update

U.S. steady, EM issues

March business cycle update: solid U.S. outlook; Asian issues may drive volatility.

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Emerging weaknesses

Brace for volatility. Consider global stocks, investment-grade bonds, select EM assets.

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