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Who wins the stimulus contest?

Guest Post by Ned Davis Research Recently, U.S. Congress passed a long-awaited $900 billion COVID relief bill, which includes much-needed extended unemployment compensation, checks to households, and support for small businesses. This is in addition to over $2.5 trillion…

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Spotlight on Stimulus

Written by: Benjamin Bimson CIMA®, CMT® / CIO, BCJ Financial Group There is no doubt an attention shortage on the current Presidential election. The details of which candidate will win has increasingly been sidelined by the one pressure that…

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Global Manufacturing: A V-shaped recovery

Guest Post by Ned Davis Research Global manufacturing continued to show strong signs of recovery in September following the COVID-induced lockdowns earlier in the year, giving us further signs that the global recession is over. The global manufacturing PMI…

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Q3 Economic Update

In this Q3 recap: stocks post further 2020 gains as the economy bounces back and the Federal Reserve announces a shift in its approach to inflation. THE QUARTER IN BRIEF The summer brought an economic rebound and a continuation…

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The upcoming cliff edge?

Guest Post by Ned Davis Research According to NDR, the strong rebounds in economic activity observed upon reopening after lockdown could be at risk amid expiring stimulus. One crucial level of stimulus has been income support. With some social…

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The Bull Is Back… Will It Keep Charging?

These are extraordinary times, and traditional expectations and measures of value may not tell the whole story. On August 18, 2020, the S&P 500 set a record high for the first time since COVID-19 ushered in a bear market…

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Why Roth IRA Conversions May Now Be Advantageous

Thanks to a couple of factors, some investors are thinking about this move before 2020 ends. Roth IRAs have attracted retirement savers since their introduction in 1998. They offer the potential for tax-free retirement income, provided Internal Revenue Service…