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Jun. 21
Market analysis

In today’s low interest rate environment, increasing your exposure to certain municipal bonds and other non-agency mortgage bonds offers the potential to generate diversified sources of portfolio income.

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Jun. 16
Federal Reserve maintains interest rate despite near-term inflation

Today, the Federal Reserve highlighted strong economic progress, reiterating near-term inflation is likely temporary – while emphasizing the need for ongoing support of the labor market’s recovery.

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Investment Outlook
2021: Second Quarter

“The confluence of vaccinations, pro-growth public and monetary policies, increased mobility by consumers and increased spending could generate inflationary pressures for central banks to ponder in the months ahead,” says Eric Freedman, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Bank Wealth Management.

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What is greenwashing in investing?

Companies worldwide may misrepresent their green credentials to deceive investors and consumers for economic gain or public favor.

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Your guide to investment fees

Even seemingly small fees can make a huge difference to your returns over time.

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3 steps to manage concentration risk in your portfolio

How to diversify a concentrated, and potentially risky, portfolio.

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Is investing in an initial public offering a good idea?

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement surrounding initial public offerings. Review these common misconceptions before investing.

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Impact of taxes on investment returns

Understanding your portfolio’s tax characteristics is a step toward more efficient investing.

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Market news

Timely insights to help you stay informed and up to date on current market activity and quarterly investment outlooks.

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Why – and how – to invest in commodities

In a world full of investment choices, you may want to consider commodities as part of your portfolio.

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What is an inherited IRA?

Here's what you need to know as a beneficiary, including how to open your own inherited IRA.

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What are TIPS bonds? And how do they protect against inflation?

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities may help safeguard your portfolio against the effects of rising prices, but they do include risks.

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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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Biden’s first 100 days: The investment markets with a new administration

After an election, how should investors view the change in administration?

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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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Diversification and private capital investment

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

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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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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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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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Q&A: How to manage your money

Timely answers to your investment, retirement and financial planning questions.

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U.S. Bank Global Health Check

Learn about how we analyze the economy.

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