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Market Analysis
January 10, 2022

With fourth quarter earnings season beginning this week, market expectations for year-over-year revenue and earnings are projected to increase roughly 13% and 22%, respectively. Learn how this may impact your investments in this week’s Market Analysis.

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2022 Investment Outlook

Company earnings continue to trend higher, providing valuation support and the basis for stock prices to move higher in 2022. Our investment strategists share important insights key to helping investors position their portfolios for the year ahead.

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