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Putnam Perspectives

Putnam's portfolio managers and analysts offer their experienced perspectives each week on the events making news and moving markets.

Putnam Wealth Management

Financial-planning experts Bill Cass and Chris Hennessey weigh in each week with a range of insights about complex financial planning needs.

The economy this week

  • The GDP grew 2.2% in the fourth quarter
  • The Dow lost 0.04% for the week
  • A guage of consumer sentiment declined
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Q4 2013 market trends

  • Volatility after the crisis remained elevated
  • Inflation may be down, but is rarely out for long
  • Where are rates headed next?
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