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Markets/Economy
October 28 2020
Equity . Politics .
Article What's behind the sell-off?
October 28 2020

Spiking Covid cases, no extra stimulus and a possible contested election.

October 27 2020
Politics . Fiscal Policy .
Article No matter the winner, more stimulus is coming
October 27 2020

A fiscal policy win regardless of outcome has markets looking past Nov. 3.

October 26 2020
Equity . Politics .
Article This year's election winner? Next year's equity market
October 26 2020

2021 is setting up nicely for stocks regardless of who wins.

October 24 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article Pumpkin spice popcorn ... m'm, m'm, m'm
October 23 2020

The race could tighten but whatever happens, the market should be fine.

October 16 2020
Equity . International/Global .
Article Is anyone nonpartisan?
October 16 2020

Dollar weakness could make for opportunities overseas.

October 26 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article As market claws back, near-term worry list grows
October 13 2020

Pullback could be in offing against promising long-term outlook.

October 13 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Inflation's worst enemies? Innovation and adaptability
October 13 2020

The accelerating and global use of new technologies are keeping prices in check.

October 9 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article Now what's priced in??
October 9 2020

A contested election is consensus, with little worry about who ultimately wins.

October 8 2020
Fixed Income . Politics .
Article Be ready for anything
October 8 2020

A disputed election headlines potential risks heading into year-end.

October 2 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article An October surprise
October 2 2020

It may not matter all that much to the market.

October 13 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article Our election framework
October 2 2020

A simple guide to a very complicated set of possibilities.

September 25 2020
Politics . Markets/Economy .
Article 'The Republic will live.' So said Tilden
September 25 2020

Virus and election risks weigh on investors.

September 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Looking forward
September 16 2020

The Fed sharpens its new policy framework with strong forward guidance. 

September 14 2020
Politics . Taxes .
Article I'm going to need more than popcorn!
September 15 2020

With polls tightening and debates around the corner, it's getting very interesting.

September 29 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article The rotation begins as the waiting game continues
September 11 2020

Why we think the rotation out of tech could have legs over the next 6 months.

September 10 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article 'The markets are in a raging mania'
September 11 2020

Can't say I agree with my fellow Pittsburgher. But markets may be re-evaluating leadership.

September 4 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article 'Hyperinflation is coming. I guarantee it'
September 4 2020

I don't share my neighbor's worry. But this week reminds it's never a 1-way market.

September 4 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Halfway home
September 4 2020

Led by the household survey, the labor market continues to heal.

September 4 2020
Liquidity . Markets/Economy .
Article Prime reasons for money markets
September 4 2020

They provide short-term funding that oils the economy's gears.

September 11 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Now what?
September 1 2020

Maybe near-term consolidation. But longer-term, this secular bull has a ways to run.

August 28 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Double dovish
August 28 2020

Ultra-easy Fed and record stimulus represent a double dose of support for stocks.

August 28 2020
Interest Rates . Monetary Policy .
Article Lower for longer?
August 28 2020

No trip to the Grand Tetons this year, but the Fed presented a monumental announcement.

August 21 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article You've got to ask yourself one question
August 21 2020

Is it a bubble?

August 21 2020
Markets/Economy . Liquidity .
Article Dueling conventions
August 21 2020

Dems took the first swing; now the GOP gets its chance.

August 26 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article Looking beyond 'Big Tech'
August 18 2020

Emerging innovators, and not the behemoths, may point way to long-term growth.

August 24 2020
Markets/Economy . Politics .
Article Immigrants key drivers of U.S. economy
August 13 2020

Create a safe, legal immigration framework for foreign workers.

September 8 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article Federated Hermes tilts toward value
August 12 2020

Stock-bond model keeps 2% equity overweight but shifts from growth bias.

August 11 2020
Politics . Fiscal Policy .
Article Trump takes action for economic stimulus
August 10 2020

His moves to help workers fill a void of Congress' own making.

August 24 2020
International/Global . Markets/Economy .
Article Demographics: China's biggest Achilles' heel
August 10 2020

Vulnerabilities emerge at a potential turning point in its relations with the world.

August 20 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article I've never worn my new Pradas
August 7 2020

Some aspects of life and the economy are getting back to normal quicker than others.

August 7 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article It's off to work we go ...
August 7 2020

The nation's job market continues to mend.

September 8 2020
Fixed Income . Markets/Economy .
Article Still 'hmm' on high yield
August 6 2020

Liquidity is abundant but fundamentals remain iffy.

August 6 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article The old college try
August 6 2020

Back to school won't be business as usual this year.

July 31 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article No shortage of smart
August 1 2020

The Fed keeps making good decisions to support the economy.

September 8 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article We see what we want to see
July 31 2020

Our humanness can trip us up when it comes to investing.

August 24 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article 'Historic' can work both ways
July 30 2020

GDP's collapse for the ages in the second quarter could lead to record rise in the third.

August 24 2020
Monetary Policy . Markets/Economy .
Article Boring can be good
July 29 2020

Uneventful FOMC meeting reaffirms stance of maximum support for the economy.

September 8 2020
Politics . Equity .
Article The strangest election in history
July 24 2020

Election Day may be nearing but the market doesn't seem all that invested.

July 24 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Tug of war
July 24 2020

Opposing forces are pulling at the economy, but we expect recovery to win.

August 10 2020
International/Global . Politics .
Article Europe marches two steps forward ... for now
July 23 2020

Was this week's agreement the bloc's big breakthrough? Maybe. Maybe not.

August 7 2020
International/Global . Equity .
Article What's the holdup?
July 21 2020

Of 4 possible trade deals, an updated Nafta is the only one on the books.

July 17 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Sustainable economic rebound?
July 17 2020

Good start to earnings season is just one reason we are optimistic despite the rise in Covid cases.

July 17 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article The strangest earnings season in history
July 17 2020

It's hard to have visibility when nearly 4 in 10 companies don't provide guidance.

July 17 2020
Fixed Income . Coronavirus .
Article Munis still attractive but headwinds emerge
July 13 2020

New spike in Covid-19 cases threatens recovery's path.

July 10 2020
Equity . Coronavirus .
Article The strangest recession in history
July 10 2020

Numbers are still pretty awful; the consumers' moods aren't.

September 8 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Fiscal policy matters
July 10 2020

Any proposal for a Phase 4 stimulus package must balance when and how to bring Americans back to work safely.

July 30 2020
Fixed Income . Active Management .
Article For fixed income, it's a tale of two walls
July 10 2020

A wall of worry vs. a wall of liquidity is limiting back-half options.

July 21 2020
International/Global . Equity .
Article International equities have room to run
July 6 2020

Despite strong returns off March lows, we see more opportunity ahead.

July 2 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article More job report fireworks
July 2 2020

The labor market continues to heal in remarkable fashion.

September 1 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article What's next?
July 2 2020

After spring's big rally, a possible pause in a still-bullish scenario.

July 7 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Always pursuing 'a more perfect Union'
July 1 2020

2020's challenges and responses reflect Americans' indelible spirit.

June 25 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article The easy part
June 26 2020

It's over. Now investors will have to deal with rising challenges.

June 25 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article June swoon
June 25 2020

Equity overweight lowered as coming months may be choppy.

July 9 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Remaining optimistic but incrementally more cautious
June 24 2020

We trimmed our equity overweight a tad on likely choppiness ahead.

June 19 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Does federal debt matter?
June 19 2020

Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory do not think so.

June 19 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article It's very dangerous to be a bear here
June 19 2020

Unprecedented sums are at the ready to prop up markets.

June 24 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article What's up with value?
June 17 2020

The outlook, as a recovering economy tends to lift cyclical stocks.

June 12 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Healthy correction
June 12 2020

By clearing underbrush, the week's sell-off should make the market stronger.

June 12 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article People are funny
June 12 2020

Just as in life, emotions and biases can distort the way we invest.

June 17 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Help for those 'struggling to understand' the market
June 9 2020

A review of 5 myths that are tripping up the bears.

June 5 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Herding is the strongest trading bias
June 5 2020

And right now, fear of missing out is driving the herd.

June 9 2020
Markets/Economy . Coronavirus .
Article Labor market starting to heal
June 5 2020

The job market in May blew out expectations with a gain of more than 2.5 million jobs.

June 4 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Still a tad cautious on high yield
June 4 2020

The dichotomy between market tranquility and abundant uncertainty has us remaining highly selective.

June 1 2020
Coronavirus . Active Management .
Article Turbulent times call for a little ballast
June 2 2020

And investors may find some by including a balanced approach in their portfolios.

June 3 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Less of zero
June 1 2020

The Fed has been outspoken against negative rates, and a U-shaped recovery could shorten the period they are pinned to zero.

June 4 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Article 'Where is it?'
May 29 2020

The money, that is. Despite massive stimulus, lending and spending have yet to perk up.

May 29 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Glass half full
May 29 2020

We are optimistic at this critical juncture for the U.S. economy.

June 9 2020
Coronavirus . International/Global .
Article 5 reasons to think international now
May 28 2020

With the bottom appearing to be in, there's nowhere to go but up.

May 22 2020
Liquidity . Coronavirus .
Video We're expecting a U-shaped recovery
May 22 2020

And that should be good for the liquidity markets.

May 22 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Fiscal policy moral hazards
May 22 2020

Any new stimulus must only target economic recovery.

June 2 2020
Equity . Active Management .
Article Major retest of March lows in as bears complain stocks are 'detached from reality'
May 20 2020

Company fundamentals far more important now than macro analysis.

June 2 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article What might the post-Covid commercial real estate market look like?
May 19 2020

Much is to be determined, but e-commerce facilities, RV parks and suburbs are well positioned.

May 18 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Covid crushes retail sales
May 15 2020

But there is a sharp dividing line between the winners and losers.

May 19 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Bull stumbles to feet as stock picking drives market
May 8 2020

Being in the right stocks starting to matter more than being in stocks.

May 11 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article Labor market nadir?
May 8 2020

The news is dismal, but stocks appear to be looking past it to a potential rebound in the year's second half.

May 8 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article My pet peeve is people like you ...
May 8 2020

As troubling data pours forth, the pain trade is to the upside.

May 15 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Summer can't come soon enough
May 6 2020

Data over the next few weeks and months will be ugly, but better times lie ahead.

May 15 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article A new era for growth stocks
May 5 2020

Companies that continuously innovate should continue to lead.

May 6 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article The Fed fine-tunes its response
May 1 2020

That the Fed has been adjusting its policy action is impressive and important.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article U.S. recession has begun
April 30 2020

GDP fell 4.8% in the first quarter, but expect economic growth by the third.

April 29 2020
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article Fed still putting out fires
April 29 2020

The FOMC statement reiterated it will not hold anything back to aid the economy.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Virtual girl
April 24 2020

As Linda settles in at home, she ponders if we're getting ahead of ourselves.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' update: Enter the stock picker
April 21 2020

With market likely stuck in trading range, finding winners & losers becomes key.

April 21 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Locking in near-term profits
April 21 2020

Expecting challenging fundamental news in coming weeks, we pared our allocation to equities.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Do you think there will be a retest?'
April 17 2020

A pullback is not unusual after a strong rally.

May 4 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article This too shall pass
April 17 2020

We see through this technical recession to a sharp recovery in the second half of 2020 and beyond.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Bet on American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit
April 13 2020

As bad as it may seem, history suggests better days and opportunities lie ahead.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article Crude oil crossroads
April 9 2020

New OPEC and Russia reductions should raise prices, but demand must rise to stabilize the market.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'I'm going back to sleep'
April 9 2020

Unprecedented stimulus is putting some investors' minds at ease.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bull roars back
April 9 2020

And returns to secular bull uptrend as investors see light at end of tunnel.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article It helps that we know the unknowns
April 8 2020

We're in somewhat of a holding pattern as we await clarity ... and opportunity

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article They're going to find me out
April 3 2020

As she adjusts to working from home, Linda wonders what happens when all the bills come due.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Markets/Economy .
Article It will get worse
April 3 2020

The disastrous March jobs report didn't even factor in the terrible last two weeks.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article The bad, the ugly and the good
March 27 2020

With so much still unknown, it seems too early to call a market bottom.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Corona Crisis' framework update: Sizing up the mountain, the valley and the Sherpa
March 20 2020

Bottoming process continues.

April 20 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article 'Last call ... for a long time'
March 20 2020

Social distancing certainly seems necessary but it comes at a steep near-term price.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Liquidity .
Article Fed lends a hand to businesses

March 18 2020

Primary dealers and the short end of the commercial paper market are the latest to get support.

March 6 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article A long-needed correction finds 2 good excuses
February 28 2020

Coronavirus and possible Sanders victory are washing out the "weak hands."

April 9 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Is it 'material'?
February 28 2020

The Fed must decide, on its own, if the coronavirus outbreak qualifies as such.

April 9 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Sorry for the coughing
February 28 2020

The week started just fine in North Carolina...then I came back late Thursday.

April 16 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Podcast Bullish enough on 2020

February 20 2020

The real upside, Steve Auth says, could come post-election.

April 9 2020
Markets/Economy . Equity .
Article A four-month shopping spree
February 19 2020

Measured from October to January, holiday retail sales impressed.

April 16 2020
Markets/Economy .
Infographic 2020 Market Outlook February 10 2020

What industry money managers are thinking about stocks and the economy as a new year gets underway.