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  1. International / Global

    Chart of the Week: The Case for Currency-Hedged Japanese Stocks

    We see global reflation and a weak yen propelling Japanese stocks higher on a currency-hedged basis. We explain with the ...
  2. Insights

    The Uncertain Economic Impact of Trumponomics

    We examine the aspirations—and limitations—of Trump's fiscal plans.
  3. Markets & Economy

    What’s Behind China’s Stabilizing Growth

    China's stabilizing growth has eased some of the anxiety that rattled investors in early 2016. But it is partly the result ...
  4. Retirement

    A New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep

    Six steps an investor can take today to improve financial well-being and be a more confident retirement saver in 2017.
  5. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Positioning Portfolios for 2017

    We see accelerating global reflation ahead, a theme central to how we suggest positioning portfolios for 2017. Richard explains, ...
  6. Investing Strategy

    3 Ways to Prime a Portfolio with ETFs for 2017

    Building a portfolio can be a daunting task, especially at an economic and political turning point like now. Here are three ...
  7. Markets & Economy

    Fed Expectations Throw Investors a “Curve”

    The economic outlook for 2017 may rest in large part on the global yield curve. We explain what it means, and why it matters.
  8. Commodities

    Where is Oil Going After the Rally?

    We describe the opportunities for oil and related assets on the back of the recent oil rally.
  9. Investing

    Investing Books for your Holiday Reading List

    Because it is the season for winter break reading, we share some titles you may want to add to your reading list.
  10. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: 3 Takeaways from a Topsy-Turvy 2016

    We share three key takeaways from a topsy-turvy 2016 characterized by big market reversals in the second half.
  11. Insights

    Reasons to Like Japanese Stocks (for now)

    Does the Japanese stock market rally have legs? We weigh in on a number of reasons to like Japanese stocks (on a currency-hedged ...
  12. Investing

    Can the REIT Party Continue?

    We suggest that real estate investment trusts (REITs) may still be worth a look, despite the rise in rates.
  13. Investing

    The Themes (and risks) That Will Shape Markets in 2017

    We believe three major themes—and a few key risks—are poised to shape markets in 2017.
  14. Insights

    Chart of the Week: What’s Behind the Spike in U.S. Treasury Yields

    U.S. Treasury yields have jumped after the election. What's driving the yields up?
  15. Retirement

    Improve the Retirement Equation

    Different generations today face the same challenge of trying to save for retirement in a low return market environment. ...
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