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The Weekly Five

Trudging the Last Mile

While hopes for a speedy end to the Federal Reserve’s battle with inflation took a blow this week, as several price measures delivered uncomfortable surprises, we remain cautious about overreacting to noisy data.

  1. Is the Fed’s battle with inflation getting easier with time?
  2. What hints did recent inflation data give us about the future?
  3. Does an inflation surprise derail your expectations for monetary policy?
  4. Have all of the consequences of rising rates been seen in the economy?
  5. How are markets and companies reacting to evolving economic circumstances?

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Market Currents from Northern Trust Wealth Management

There are many debates in the investment world. These debates tend to generate alarmist headlines and considerable uncertainty among investors looking to position their portfolios for the future. In Market Currents, host Katie Nixon explores arguments on both sides of these debates by separating facts, myths and theories with the help of industry-leading experts. The resulting insights position listeners to put headlines in context with the evidence and make better-informed investment decisions.

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Market Currents

Pull back the curtain on financial trends as Wealth Management CIO Katie Nixon and her guests tackle big market questions the best way possible: by exploring the evidence.

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How to Invest with Less Bias

Keep common investment biases from impacting results.

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Looking Through the Triple Net Lens

Focus on the impact of expenses, taxes and inflation on gross returns.

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