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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 bond update: Greece continues to dominate.
Greece, China, and Puerto Rico—bond market volatility has once again taken center stage.

Market check-in: Four things for investors to know now
Risks from Greece and China seem contained. Supportive central banks may drive markets.

Q3 2015: six key takeaways
Uneven global growth led to flattish markets; a benign environment likely going forward.
Six strategies for volatile markets
When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

The China factor
It’s not just about the market route. It’s about a structural shift to slower growth.

July business cycle: consumer-driven growth
Things are improving for U.S. consumers. That bodes well for U.S. economy and stocks.
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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What’s next for oil prices?
Oil has been volatile, but some companies can profit even at low commodity prices.

Six strategies for volatile markets
When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

Think stocks are expensive?
Think again. U.S. stock valuations may not be as high as you think.
The midyear outlook: Buckle up
Prepare your portfolio for divergent policies, rising rates, and slower earnings growth.

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?
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
637351.67.0
Puerto Rico debt woes
The island’s financial woes may drive headlines, but volatility should be contained.

Is there a bond bubble?
A government bond selloff—should it happen—is unlikely to rattle risk markets.

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.
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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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.
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