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Every Monday, The Upshot offers timely market analysis from our US investment strategist, including a breakdown of economic and policy trends, and their implications for investors. Plus, a snapshot of upcoming economic events.

5 Reasons August May Take Investors for a Ride

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08/03/2015

The dog days of summer haven't been too favorable for the stock market, historically, and this year could be more of the same. But a temporary pullback might be a buy signal, writes Kristina Hooper.

How to Play the Commodity 'Super' Selloff

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07/27/2015

We're witnessing at least a temporary end to the bull market in commodities, which has implications for how investors diversify their portfolios over the shorter term, writes Kristina Hooper.

5 Reasons Puerto Rico Is in Debt Trouble

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07/20/2015

Kristina Hooper explains the key drivers that have led to a mounting debt crisis in Puerto Rico, one that, in some ways, rivals what has happened in Greece.

Of Rocks and Islands

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07/13/2015

Greece's debt woes and China's stock selloff have raised questions about contagion to US markets, and even the US economy. But will it delay the Fed's decision to raise interest rates? Kristina Hooper takes a look.

Jobs Take Backseat to Greece's Austerity Vote

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07/06/2015

Kristina Hooper dissects the June employment report and the investment implications of a deepening debt crisis in Greece, which is likely to spur higher volatility and renewed contagion fears.

Greece Firestorm Won't Stifle Consumer Comeback

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06/29/2015

Failed talks over remedies for Greece's worsening debt situation may be a distraction in the short run, but fundamentals like job creation and a healthier consumer play a more important role in the long run, writes Kristina Hooper.

Handicapping Bubbles and Shocks

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06/22/2015

Kristina Hooper explains the results of the 2015 Allianz Global Investors RiskMonitor Survey, a global study of prevailing views on portfolio construction, asset allocation and risk among a cross-section of institutional investors.

Despite Reputation, Consumer Revival Is Real

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06/15/2015

A weather-related slowdown may have given this consumer recovery a bad name, but job creation and resurgent spending say otherwise, writes Kristina Hooper.

For Rates, It's a Long Way to the Top

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06/08/2015

Kristina Hooper discusses the May jobs report and how it ties in to the Fed’s decision on when to raise short-term interest rates and the march to normalization of monetary policy.

June Gloom Doesn't Mean Doom

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06/01/2015

Kristina Hooper says bucking the conventional wisdom on summer swoons in the stock market may be a smart play, regardless of when the Fed decides to raise interest rates.

For Bond Investors, the Timing of Liftoff Matters

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05/26/2015

Kristina Hooper breaks down the FOMC minutes and Janet Yellen's public remarks, including why the path of rate hikes and the timing of tightening both matter.

The Trouble With the Consumer

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05/18/2015

The recent lack of growth in retail sales has fueled fears over a disappointing second quarter, but consumers' reluctance to spend may have more to do with behavioral psychology and risk aversion than a flawed recovery, writes Kristina Hooper.

Comfortably Numb

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05/11/2015

Market participants may not feel the risks in the bond market right now, but it doesn't mean they aren't real, writes Kristina Hooper.

Housing Repairs Aren't Making Much Noise

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05/04/2015

Quietly, the housing market is getting stronger—and possibly changing in important ways, writes Kristina Hooper.

The Fed’s Countdown to Liftoff

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04/27/2015

Kristina Hooper previews the upcoming FOMC meeting and its implications for the first interest-rate hike since 2006.

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