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Central Banks Hint at Changes on the Horizon

Bond yields took another step higher last week, as foreign central banks hinted at a shift in policy. The yield on the ten-year U.S. Treasury note rose seven basis points to 2.55 percent, its highest weekly close since last March. At one point on Wednesday it briefly hit 2.60 percent. The two-year note edged higher by four basis points to 2.0 percent for the first time in almost ten-years. Most of the move higher came on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) indicated it had reduced the amount of long-dated bonds it had purchased as part of its monetary stimulus program.


Market Sentiment Becomes Excessively Optimistic

What a way to start the new year! After meandering sideways for a couple of weeks at the close of 2017, as investors digested the impact of tax reform and in the face of year-end repositioning, stocks came roaring out of the gate in the first week of trading in the new year. The S&P 500 rose 2.6 percent in the holiday- shortened week, its best performance in over a year. The results were clearly a vote of confidence in the economy, as no fewer than five sectors gained more than 3 percent, led by energy, materials and technology, but also including consumer discretionary and healthcare. The laggards were utilities and REITs, both falling more than 2 percent.

Ameriprise Financial Announces Schedule for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Investor Conference Call

MINNEAPOLIS – December 18, 2017 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) plans to announce its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 after the close of the New York Stock Exchange. The company will host a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m. (ET).

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Keys to a successful financial relationship for couples

Money is a common topic that can cause disagreements between couples. A new Ameriprise study reveals strategies to help you improve your financial relationship with your partner or spouse.