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07/18/2016

Worldwide Political Events Become Top of Mind for Investors

After Friday’s failed coup attempt, stocks in Turkey were trading lower by almost 5.0 percent on Monday. The fallout elsewhere appears to be limited otherwise. The Stoxx Europe 600 index is fractionally higher halfway through Monday’s trading session, after stocks in Asia were mostly higher overnight. The political climate in Turkey and the implications for the region remain uncertain.

07/11/2016

U.S. Stocks Boosted as Bond Yields Hit Record Lows

U.S. equities rallied for the second straight week after better than expected reports on the service sector of the economy, and on the labor market.

07/05/2016

Post-Brexit Complacency May Be a Mistake

The day before the UK voted to leave the European Union, the S&P 500 closed at 2113. Last Friday, it closed just under 2103, less than 0.5 percent lower. Even more surprising, through trading on Monday of this week, the FTSE 100 index of UK equities is actually higher by almost 3 percent than it was before the vote. The EuroStoxx 50 index has fared worse by comparison, having fallen 5.8 percent, but it had been down by 11 percent in the days immediately after the vote

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Boomers: How will you pay yourself in retirement?

New Ameriprise research uncovered differences between how retirees and pre-retirees are designing their retirement income plan. Marcy Keckler, vice president of financial strategy, discusses the findings.