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Navigating uncertain times

Get insight on the markets, economy, and U.S. fiscal picture, and how they impact investors.

There never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to investing. So how do you navigate cross currents in the stock and bond markets and position your portfolio? We can help. Get our latest thinking on:

  • the U.S. and global markets and economies,
  • stock and bond investing ideas in various market conditions, and,
  • ways to help you create a sound investing plan and stay disciplined and on course even when the investments waters get choppy.
Q2 2015 update: six key takeaways
Increased volatility is likely, a rate spike is unlikely, and European stocks look favorable.

April business cycle update
U.S. and eurozone strength bolsters global growth, but market volatility is likely to rise.

A bright year for stocks around the world?
Extraordinary accommodative monetary policy around the world may bode well for stocks.
March market update: positives and negatives
Despite a strong dollar and U.S. economy, foreign exchange markets may create volatility.

A year of wow
There may be a lot of changes that will surprise people in 2015. Expect the unexpected.

February business cycle update
Winners: U.S. consumer spending and profit margins. Losers: oil exporting countries.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
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A bullish outlook for stocks
Three Rs may drive global stock markets higher: recoupling, reflation, and resilience.

Can the U.S. continue to expand?
Will deflationary growth shocks from Europe, China, and others jeopardize the U.S. market?

Six strategies for volatile markets
When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.
The great oil spillover
The fall in oil prices has impacts through the economy and markets.

The pros guide to diversification
Diversify your investments to help manage risk and rebalance to maintain your portfolio.

Three themes for 2015
How the strong dollar, low oil, and rates are impacting the markets.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.55.0
Bond market update: The end of 0%?
What may be ahead: a rate hike later in the year, seesaw volatility, increased muni supply.

Is it time to look at CDs?
If you’ve been ignoring your cash holdings, you might be missing opportunities.

Looking for income
Consider high-dividend-yielding stocks, preferreds, convertibles, and REITs.
The 2015 bond market outlook
Returns may be more moderate, but could still provide positive performance.

Puerto Rico munis: Risks increase
Puerto Rico's latest laws have raised fears among muni bond investors.

Get more yield on your cash
CDs and short-duration bonds may offer higher yields than savings accounts.
In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.
High yield/non-investment grade bonds involve greater price volatility and risk of default than investment grade bonds.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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637351.55.0
Deferred Income Annuity contracts are irrevocable, have no cash surrender value and no withdrawals are permitted prior to the income start date.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice. The information herein is general and educational in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
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637351.55.0
Before investing in any mutual fund you should consider its investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus, offering circular or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
Option trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex option strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, you must receive from Fidelity Investments a copy of "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options," by clicking on the hyperlink, and call 800-FIDELITY to be approved for option trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if appropriate, will be furnished upon request.
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
637351.55.0