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As investors ponder what this year may hold in store for the markets, the inter-relationships between politics, economics, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and corporate actions can seem very complex. Investors may feel overwhelmed and seek a simple answer. When people feel there is a situation that is out of their control or is too complicated to analyze, they often fall back on rules of thumb to make decisions.
After last year’s U.S. tax cuts contributed to better growth and market performance, a number of major countries are looking to reverse the declines in growth and voter satisfaction with tax cuts in 2019.
2020 Schwab Market Outlook
Ten-year Treasury yields should move higher in 2020 as recession fears ease.
Bipartisan retirement savings legislation currently moving through Congress stands a real chance at becoming law this year.
Congress is getting back to work after a six-week recess. Here’s a look at Washington issues that could affect investors.
Negative interest rates—especially at the long end of the yield curve—are a new phenomenon.