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11/22/2016

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.

11/14/2016

Markets Soar on the Election Outcome: How Long can it Last?

The market reaction to the U.S. presidential election has been swift and telling. In the three days since, the S&P 500 has climbed 1.2 percent, but it is the reaction at the sector level that tells the story of what investors expect from a Trump administration. Financial stocks have soared 8.4 percent, while the KBW banking index has climbed a stunning 10 percent in anticipation of a less onerous regulatory environment and higher interest rates. Industrial stocks have climbed 4.9 percent due to expectations of increased spending on infrastructure and defense, and healthcare has added 3.1 percent on the diminished likelihood of drug price controls.
11/09/2016

Post-Election Q&A with David Joy and Russell Price

Ameriprise Financial Chief Market Strategist David Joy and Senior Economist Russell Price respond to questions and provide perspective on what the results of Tuesday’s U.S. election may mean for markets and the economy.

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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.