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Markets and investing

8.10.20
Market analysis

Employment data for July showed a gain of 1.8 million jobs in the U.S., while the unemployment rate improved from 11.1% to 10.2%.

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7.23.20
Why is the stock market up when the economy is down?

While stock prices have staged a striking rebound since March, the pace of recovery for the U.S. economy remains slow.

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Third Quarter 2020
Investment outlook

Strong market performance in the second quarter implies investors anticipate some progress, while continued central bank support of low borrowing costs should support ongoing recovery.

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What is impact investing?

Learn how your personal values can be meaningfully incorporated into your investment strategy.

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Buy and hold: Rethinking long-term investment strategies

Rather than trying to time the market, consider more time in the market with a buy-and-hold strategy.

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How presidential elections affect the stock market

A look at the historical performance and what to watch for in 2020.

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5 lower-risk bonds that can help diversify a portfolio

Looking for a way to diversify your portfolio without increased instability? Consider these lower-risk bonds.

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4 ways to manage downside risk

It’s important to have strategies in place that can shield your investments from losing value.

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Financial planning through market volatility

It’s a good time to make sure all aspects of your financial life are on the right track.

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Diversification and private capital investment

Have you considered a private capital investment as a part of your diversification strategy?

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How to handle market volatility

Understanding the three stages of investor behavior that can occur with market uncertainty can help you better prepare to take action.

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3 types of debt to help reach your financial goals

Consider leveraged investing as part of your financial strategy.

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How diversification in investing may reduce risk

Why is diversification important in investing? Because risk never disappears – even in times of economic growth.

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What is a diversified portfolio?

Having tools in your portfolio that “zig” while others “zag” can help minimize the impact of market volatility.

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4 investing questions to ask

How you build your investment portfolio will depend on several factors. These questions can help guide your strategy.

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How to determine risk tolerance

Time horizon and emotional response are key factors in an individual’s risk tolerance.

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What to consider before you invest

Here are some important items to check off your financial to-do-list before you start investing.

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Agriculture investments and help for landowners to manage them

Smart land management is crucial for farm owners. Learn how to get the most out of this specialty asset.

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