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Market analysis
November 21, 2022

Consumer spending remains strong as we head into the holiday shopping season, with retail sales 1.3% above analysts’ expectations in October. Gain the latest insights from our investment strategists in this week’s Market Analysis.

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Q4 investment outlook

With capital markets experiencing year-to-date losses across most major asset classes, investors are wondering how much more downside risk exists in both economic trajectory and asset prices. Learn more in the fourth quarter investment outlook.

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How we analyze the economy

The economy doesn’t just move in a straight line. Our Health Check assesses its direction and how fast it’s moving.

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Investing in real estate: 4 ways to diversify your portfolio

From your home and rental properties to REITS and mortgage-backed securities, here are few things to consider as you explore real estate investment opportunities.

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Your guide to understanding investment fees

Learn how to make fee-conscious choices for your portfolio.

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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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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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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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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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Impact of taxes on investment returns

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

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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 to do with an inherited IRA

If you’re a beneficiary of someone’s IRA, your inheritance will come with options and requirements.

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How TIPS bonds can 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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6 reasons to consider a buy-and-hold strategy for long-term investing

Rather than trying to time the market, consider holding on to stocks and other securities regardless of market fluctuations.

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How presidential elections affect the stock market

A look at the historical performance of the markets during presidential election cycles.

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5 types of bonds to help diversify your portfolio

Looking to diversify your investment portfolio without increasing instability during market volatility? Consider these high-quality bonds with a lower-risk profile.

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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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Private market investing: Diversifying beyond public markets

Investing in private markets has unique characteristics, but it’s an option to consider if you’re looking for portfolio diversification.

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3 types of debt to help reach your financial goals

Consider using leverage as part of your financial and investment 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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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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