Markets and economy
Expert analysts at U.S. Bank have guidance on the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield falling below the 2-year yield for the first time since June 2007. Get advice on what to do next.
Weekly market & economic update | 08.12.19
While the S&P 500 closed lower last week, it is up 16% for the year, reflecting overall performance that remains resilient and broad based. Learn more.
Set against the backdrop of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, the S&P 500 declined 3% Monday – its worst one-day drop since February 2018.
After ending last week at an all-time high, the stock market had its largest weekly loss of 2019 and volatility spiked. This was due in large part to trade policy and uncertainty over interest rates, but how this affects U.S. growth is what we’ll be watching.
The Fed reduced the target policy rate percent today. They also indicated openness to further rate cuts as needed, citing softening global economic activity and uncertainties to the outlook. Learn more from the experts at U.S. Bank.
Key takeaways from our 3Q 2019 investment outlook.
It may be tempting to concentrate your portfolio on a high-flying stock or two, especially if it's your company's stock you're holding. However, managing the risk of stock concentration may offer more stability. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can help safeguard your portfolio against the effects of rising prices, but they do include risks. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
Bonds are often a necessary and contributing component of a well-diversified portfolio. But not all bonds are created equal. Our new paper outlines some of the distinctions.
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which took effect on January 1, 2018 created an expanded opportunity for tax savings through strategic use of gifting strategies.
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Cash tends to become a more visible component in a portfolio during times of elevated market volatility and economic uncertainty. But one possible downside is that yields on very liquid assets are generally low, which can potentially erode purchasing power if the yield earned is lower than the current inflation rate.