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  1. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Are We Better Prepared for Another Crisis?

    We assess the risks in the global financial system at the 10-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ demise.
  2. Markets & Economy

    Watch Out for the Q Trap

    We warn against the Q Trap–becoming trapped into thinking G3 central banks’ quantitative tightening (QT) is quantitative ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    Where to Shop for Consumer Stocks

    Consumer confidence is soaring in the U.S. and Europe, but imposed and threatened tariffs are combining with disruptive market-related ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    What’s Next for Latin America?

    Latin America’s shifting political winds have stirred broad market uncertainty–as well as select opportunities for investors. ...
  5. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Where is the U.S.-Germany Yield Spread Headed?

    We see room for the U.S.-Germany bond yield spread to modestly widen.
  6. Investing

    Chart of the Week: Seeking Resilience

    What should investors make of the markets’ mixed messages?
  7. Investing

    Wisdom of Crowds: What Can We Learn from 8,000 People in 1974?

    In a future of lower expected price appreciation, investors should focus on the second leg of returns: income. ETFs make ...
  8. Investing

    5 Back to School Themes for Markets

    Our ETF Investment Strategy team discusses five themes for investors to consider as we approach the end of summer.
  9. Investing

    Rising Rates Blog Series: The Double Appeal of Short-Maturity Bonds

    We explain the mechanics as yields increase, short-maturity bond funds can offer both higher income potential and a cushion ...
  10. Investing

    The Flattening to Focus On

    The flattening Treasury yield curve is getting a lot of attention, but there’s another flattening that is arguably of greater ...
  11. Markets & Economy

    Emerging Markets: Looking Past Turkey

    Turkey’s woes have hit emerging markets. We explain where we see long-term EM opportunities.
  12. Investing

    How to Rev Up Your Idle Cash

    Not all cash is created equal: think about those dollars parked in your brokerage account.
  13. Markets & Economy

    Chart of the Week: Can Strong Earnings Power On?

    We explain why we believe earnings strength is likely to extend through the rest of the year.
  14. Investing

    Walking the Walk Lets You Talk the talk

    In the blog series, “Five Disciplines of a Successful Fiduciary,” Danielle and Rob discuss the art of articulation in client ...
  15. Investing

    The Case for Investment Grade Bonds

    Investment grade corporate bonds can play an important role in a portfolio, especially in today’s uncertain market environment. ...
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