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BEIGE BOOK: WINDOW ON MAIN STREET DEC 2016

The Beige Book is consistent with our view that the Fed will raise rates later this month. At +64, the November Beige Book 2016 reading is now back in the middle of the range it has been in since early 2012.

IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE PART TWO?

Valuations are elevated, but there is very little relationship between stock valuations and performance in the short term. Consumer confidence breaking out to new post-recession highs confirms the bull market in equities.

INTEREST RATE RISK

Amid fluctuations in interest rates, shorter-term fixed income may deliver lower price volatility than longer-term. Proper diversification across various sectors remains a prudent strategy to manage interest rate risk.

DECEMBER GAME PLAN

This month has several significant events that have the potential to be market movers. The ECB, Fed, and OPEC meetings are some of the events we’ll be watching.

WHAT HAS CHANGED FROM A YEAR AGO?

Treasury yields are very similar to this time last year, despite their recent sharp rise. We expect domestic growth and inflation expectations to push rates higher, though low foreign rates may continue to keep U.S. yields lower than they otherwise would be.

 
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