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Daily market snapshot

Equity markets closed lower on Monday after reaching new record highs again last week. There are no major headlines or drivers today, with markets continuing to digest last week's strong corporate earnings results along with a weak April employment report. International equities aren't experiencing any decisive moves either, as Asian markets were modestly higher while European equities were mixed. The energy, utility and financials sectors led today, while technology lagged. Action in the bond market is also subdued, with the 10-year benchmark remaining below 1.6%, following last week's pressure on yields amid the view that the disappointing jobs report will give the Fed cover to delay any tapering of bond purchases a while longer.

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Weekly market wrap

Given the importance of the consumer to the economy, and the importance of employment conditions to the consumer, monthly jobs reports always command the market's attention. The April employment report released on Friday was particularly eye-catching given its sizable disappointment amid a recent string of encouraging data that have signaled the economic recovery is proceeding nicely. 

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Quarterly Market Outlook – Q4 2020

The Quarterly Market Outlook offers our perspective on recent activity in the capital markets. The Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee offers its viewpoints on the U.S. economy, stocks, the bond market, international markets and asset classes, as well as a special topic of interest to investors each quarter.

These aren’t short-term predictions. Rather, this is Edward Jones’ perspective on market and economic topics, designed to help you make decisions affecting your long-term financial strategy. As you read through each topic, you'll find specific actions you can discuss with your financial advisor.

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