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Patience Pays Off With Current U.S. Stocks

We believe the key for investors in this environment is to remain patient; rather than chase the 10 high-flying U.S. stocks, remain diversified with an eye on the longer term. Market timing is near impossible, and buying stocks simply because they are rising will usually leave you earning sub-optimal returns over the long haul.

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Now is Not the Time to be Bullish on Emerging Markets

The spillover effects of tightening monetary policy in the U.S. continue to hit emerging markets, as higher rates here make funding costs rise there, and make risky assets, in general, less attractive. Coupled with the current path of “de-globalization” vis a vis the trade war, and the spread between emerging market and developed market economic growth is narrowing.

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The S&P 500 Looks Top-Heavy

Traditionally, the top ten stocks in the S&P 500 contribute to roughly a third of all returns. This year that number is closer to 50%, creating an incentive for investors to "chase" the hot stocks, which can cause significant trouble down the line.

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