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September 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of some of the biggest events of the global financial crisis. We asked our investment experts to share some lessons learned.

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A Federal Reserve rate hike in September is surely a done deal, likely one in December, too. So long as long-term U.S. rates stay tame, the stock market likely has another rally ahead.

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The good returns of August may not be repeated in September, the worst month on average. While another equity rally is likely ahead, investors may want to use it to lessen their portfolio risk.

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Low level trade talks between the United States and China came and went this week without any resolution. It’s hard to see what the end game of the escalating trade tensions will be.

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Some economists think that a fast-growing economy could have unexpected positive benefits for productivity growth.

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The latest U.S. inflation report showed an uptick, a natural result of the robust economy over the last two years.

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