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  • The US Yield Curve: Should We Fear Inversion? October 19, 2018
    There has been a lot of talk this year about the flattening of the US yield curve—which is a graphical representation of the spread between short- and long-term interest-rate instruments. In the past, when spreads between short- and long-term rates narrow, it typically suggests that the market believes economic growth and inflation are not sustainable […]
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  • Social Security Giveth and Medicare Taketh Away October 17, 2018
    Retirees got some good news from the US Social Security Administration, as it recently announced a 2.8% bump in benefits in 2019, the largest increase in seven years. Unfortunately, the good news also came with some bad news—higher Medicare premiums that could offset those gains. Gail Buckner, CFP, our personal retirement and financial planning strategist, […]
    Gail Buckner, CFP
  • Global Economic Perspective: October October 15, 2018
    Perspective from Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group In this Issue: US Economy’s Fundamentals Justify Optimism, but Inflation Still Subdued The current widespread optimism about the US economy is largely justified, in our view, by its strong fundamentals, particularly the positive backdrop for consumers. Despite the economy’s robust growth, we do not view the recent rise […]
    Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA
  • Hasenstab: Focus on Fundamentals in US, Emerging Markets October 12, 2018
    In this video, Templeton Global Macro CIO Michael Hasenstab shares his thoughts on why he thinks US Treasury yields have moved higher. He also gives his take on recent weakness in emerging markets. The post Hasenstab: Focus on Fundamentals in US, Emerging Markets appeared first on Beyond Bulls and Bears.
    Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D.

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