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Calvin Jones, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income

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Investments & Economy The Week Ahead Grow

The Week Ahead – Sharp Rallies and Steep Retreats

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week.

Markets endured a volatile stretch last week, reacting to coronavirus fears, central bank intervention, and the resurgence of Joe Biden. As stocks toggled between sharp rallies and steep retreats, the heightened uncertainty has fueled a sharp rally in perceived safe-haven assets; 10-year UST..

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Investments & Economy The Week Ahead Grow

The Week Ahead – Safety Net for Markets

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week.

Despite the coronavirus outbreak being increasingly acknowledged and addressed by businesses as a lingering issue, the U.S. stock market notched new highs during the week, with the S&P 500 gaining around 1.5% over the last 5 days and the NASDAQ up 11 of the last 13 trading days. With equities..

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Investments & Economy The Week Ahead Grow

The Week Ahead – The Next Nine Days

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week.

What a start to the year it's been. Stocks have risen on two-thirds of all days since the start of November and have only been down six days so far this year. Moreover, the stock market has been up 13 of the past 16 weeks. A healthy U.S. consumer, a ceasefire in the U.S.-China trade war, signs..

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