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  1. Markets & Economy

    To Hedge (or Not to Hedge) Currency Moves

    To hedge, or not to hedge, currency moves: that is the question. Terry provides our answer.
  2. Markets & Economy

    A New Guide on the Inflation Outlook

    The Inflation GPS incorporates big data on price trends and a daily-updated “nowcast” of inflation-related statistics to ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Eurozone Politics are Becoming Boring Again

    Richard spells out what a steadier political environment in Europe means for investors.
  4. Retirement

    Disaster Relief: Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

    Financial rebuilding after a natural disaster can be daunting. Here’s a list of things to consider before you tap into your ...
  5. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: The Upshot of the Debt Ceiling Deal

    Washington averted an imminent fiscal crisis, but we see more political uncertainty ahead.
  6. Investing

    Make Your Bond Portfolio Socially Conscious

    Can a bond investment strategy deliver on financial returns and social good? Karen explores in her inaugural blog post.
  7. Markets & Economy

    What Low Volatility is (and isn’t) Telling Us

    Does low U.S. equity market volatility equate to widespread investor complacency?
  8. Investing

    Trying to Pick Winners is Not Enough

    Find out why a disciplined process for analyzing available instruments is an elemental step in portfolio construction.
  9. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Chart of the Week: The Diversification Benefits of Government Bonds

    We advocate a strategic allocation to government bonds, despite their low potential returns, as a buffer against equity market ...
  10. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Fear Not the Short-Term Volatility

    Richard explains why we believe the potential near-term market volatility could be a buying opportunity.
  11. Markets & Economy

    Don’t Let the Valuation Bears Scare You

    Equity valuations may look rich compared with history, but we do not believe this is something to be feared.
  12. Markets & Economy

    4 Investing Preferences for the Second Half

    We share ideas to consider to prepare portfolios for the remainder of the year.
  13. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Equity Markets Give Solid Earnings the Cold Shoulder

    Here is why good earnings reports have failed to excite equity markets, and what the second-half may look like.
  14. Retirement Savings

    Work & Collect Social Security in Retirement?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  15. Markets & Economy

    The Many Flavors of Floating Rate Assets

    Here is our approach to the expanding menu of floating rate securities.
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