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Third Quarter 2020 – All in the FAAAM-ily Thumbnail

Third Quarter 2020 – All in the FAAAM-ily

Global markets continued their recovery in the third quarter, albeit at a more measured pace than the second quarter. Once again, every major asset class notched positive returns, with stocks from Emerging Markets and Natural Resources leading the way. On the bond side, we note the excellent returns from US TIPS over the past 12 months, supported by lower interest rates and a change in inflation expectations. Finally, the other assets category performed well with average returns exceeding U.S. bonds' but lagging equities' overall.

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Buying a Home?  Don’t Overlook These 9 Additional Costs Thumbnail

Buying a Home? Don’t Overlook These 9 Additional Costs

When it comes to purchasing a new home, it's essential to be realistic about what you expect to pay. While most people focus on their monthly mortgage payment, other costs related to the purchase are frequently overlooked. Some of these costs are one-time (paid at purchase or immediately after) while others persist over your entire ownership tenure.

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