Markets and economy
Weekly Market & Economic Update | 12.10.18
Stock markets remained under pressure due to fears of an ongoing trade war. The market is watching earnings revisions along with interest rates ahead of next week’s Fed meeting.
Our investment strategists outline factors causing capital market volatility during the fourth quarter.
Historically, stocks have performed well after midterm elections. Read what may be next for the markets and domestic policy.
Our positioning remains neutral, with a cautious bias on the high-yield category (which includes bank loans, as growing risks in the loan market warrant caution, despite strong recent performance.
Our investment team outlines how they assess the capital market environment and what they are watching.
As we begin what may be an event-filled fourth quarter, domestic economic growth remains strong. In our 4Q outlook commentary, we break down what may be on the horizon for the global economy and markets for the remainder of 2018.
Equity market indices and investor portfolios to be impacted by upcoming stock sector reclassifications. This overview provides insights about the changes.
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.
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Land is an asset that can provide generations of heirs with a valuable revenue stream. Protect your farm or ranch by following these five steps. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
You cannot be both young and wise, Stephen Colbert once said. Agree with Colbert or not, it’s a perspective you should keep in mind when figuring out how to leave your wealth — and legacy — behind. See full story on U.S. Bank’s Financial IQ website »
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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.