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Ameriprise Financial Named “Best Place to Work” For LGBT Equality for 11th Consecutive Year

Minneapolis – (December 5, 2016) – For the 11th year in a row year, Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) has earned 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.

Investors Keeping an eye on Oil and the Strength of the Economy

U.S. equities climbed another 1.4 percent last week, rising each day of the holiday shortened week. The S&P 500 has now gained 3.4 percent since the election. At the sector level, last week’s rise was once again in character with the nature of the rally since the election. Materials and industrials led the way, followed closely by energy and consumer discretionary stocks. Notably, however, the interest rate sensitive groups also fared well, on the leveling off of the surge in bond yields. Telecom, utilities, staples and REITs all enjoyed a strong rebound from their earlier weakness. In fact, only healthcare stocks failed to rise last week, suffering only a fractional loss, however.


Increased Pressure in the Bond Market Looms

Since the U. S. presidential election, the S&P 500 is higher by 2 percent. And, understandably, there has been a lot of focus on the sector winners and losers and the impact of policy under a new administration. But the real story has taken place in the bond market. The yield on the ten-year Treasury note is higher by 50 basis points after climbing another 20 last week. At 2.35 percent, the yield is the highest since July, 2015. That move equates to a price decline in excess of 4 percent in just seven trading days.

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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.