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Five Stock Market Indicators For 2019 You Should Ignore
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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.
Tax War: Will Global Competition to Lower Taxes Lift Growth?
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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.
What Could Go Right in 2019?
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In recent months, stock market participants have been focusing on downside risks in 2019, but not all risks are to the downside.
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Featured episode: "Should you diversify differently?"

In this episode of Financial Decoder™, Omar Aguilar joins host Mark Riepe to discuss how cognitive biases might be preventing you from building a truly diversified portfolio—and how you can change that.

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Featured episode: “The Temptation of Now”

How are our choices influenced by how we experience time—both the here and now and the future? In this episode of Choiceology, host Katy Milkman examines the present bias, which has an outsized influence on the decisions we make, and how we can combat it. You’ll also hear from Nobel prize-winning economist Richard Thaler and renowned psychologist Angela Duckworth.

2020 Schwab Market Outlook

Ten-year Treasury yields should move higher in 2020 as recession fears ease.
Are Stocks too Expensive?
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History indicates stocks could have further to run.

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