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Unwind: Simple Rotation or Something More Sinister?
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Since the early-September all-time market high, a rotation from the prior leaders to more classically-cyclical sectors has been underway; but macro support is not fully evident.
Inflation Blues: Fed Keeps Rates Near-Zero, Officially Adopts Average Inflation Targeting
Market Commentary

Fed maintained rates at near-zero, while also updating its summary of economic projections; now expecting a shallower economic contraction, but a slower recovery thereafter.
Brexit Is Back: The Endgame For Investors
Market Commentary

The risk of a “no deal” Brexit and the potential economic harm that accompanies it increased last week.
Schwab Market Perspective: Rotation
Market Commentary

Although certain high-frequency data haven’t improved markedly, the threat of the virus has started to recede.
Crossroads: Shifting Tides in Stock and Labor Markets
Market Commentary

The stock market rotation continues; while the latest data on the health of the labor market was mixed (brightened by strong productivity).
Bond Market Update – May 2020
Bond Insights

The latest perspective on the bond market from the Schwab Center for Financial Research, including a deep-dive on corporate and municipal bond markets.
Market Commentary

Major tech-focused shares fell after helping drive the fastest stock market recovery in history.
Stock Market “Inequality” Hides A Big Change
Market Commentary

The recent imbalances in the stock market can lead to vulnerability; rebalancing portfolios may be valuable to help balance exposure to U.S. capitalization-weighted benchmarks relative to international stocks.
Bond Insights

The move away from a precise 2% target likely means short-term rates will stay lower for longer.

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