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Will Inflation Hinder Consumer Spending?

As reported by the Labor Department in its August employment report on Friday, the year-over-year pace of average hourly wage growth rose to its highest level since the current economic recovery and expansion began in June, 2009. Bond yields rose in response, along with expectations for the future path of fed funds.

Can a Growing Economy Continue to Support Rising Stock Prices?

Two-thirds of the way through the third quarter and U.S. stocks are so far enjoying their best quarterly returns of the year. The S&P 500 index fell 1.2 percent in Q1, rose 2.9 percent in Q2, and through two months is higher by 6.7 percent in Q3. These gains have come despite the fact that not much has changed on the trade front. Apparent progress in negotiations with Mexico has not been matched by progress with Canada. And recent talks in Washington with Chinese trade representatives apparently yielded little progress. But trade aside, the U.S. economy remains healthy.

Ameriprise Financial Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

MINNEAPOLIS – July 24, 2018 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today reported second quarter 2018 net income of $462 million, up 18 percent compared to a year ago, or $3.10 per diluted share, up 24 percent. Adjusted operating earnings were $536 million, up 22 percent compared to a year ago, with adjusted operating earnings per diluted share of $3.60, up 29 percent.

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