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Market and Economic Insights

Stay up-to-date on economic and financial market developments.

Special Report - Released 8/15/17

The S&P 500® has trounced most international indexes over the last several years. However, our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team does not expect similar underperformance from international stock markets going forward.

Market and Economic Outlook - Released 06/30/17

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team provides its outlook for the economy and financial markets, along with thoughts on market timing and the recent lack of volatility.

Market and Economic Outlook - Released 03/31/17

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team provides its outlook for the economy and financial markets, along with thoughts on maintaining a disciplined, long-term approach.

Market Review and Outlook - Released 01/03/17

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team reviews the economy and financial markets in 2016 and provides its outlook for 2017 and beyond.

Special Report - 11/9/16

In a surprising victory, Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States. Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® provides thoughts on what this means for the economy and financial markets.

Market and Economic Update - Released 9/30/16

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team’s latest report covers their outlook for the economy, stock market and interest rates, along with thoughts on the low interest rate environment.

Special Report - Released 9/22/16

The low interest rate environment certainly provides headwinds for the bond market, but we believe that fears of a crash are overblown.

Market and Economic Update - Released 7/01/16

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team’s latest report covers their outlook for the economy, stock market and interest rates, along with thoughts on market volatility.

Special Report - Released 6/24/16

Financial markets were jolted following Britain’s vote to leave the EU. This report provides our team’s thoughts on the ramifications of "Brexit" and what is means for long-term investors.

Market and Economic Update - Released 4/05/16

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team’s latest report covers their outlook for the economy, stock market and interest rates, along with thoughts on market volatility.

Special Report - Released 1/18/16

To start the year, the global markets have been volatile because of concerns surrounding China, falling oil prices and US Federal Reserve monetary policy. Read the report to find our team’s take on these topics and more.

Market and Economic Update - Released 12/30/15

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team has published a new report covering recent stock market events. Topics covered include: our take onthe current market environment, outlook for the U.S. economy, and what this all means moving forward.

Market and Economic Update - Released 10/7/15

Our COUNTRY Trust Bank® team has published a new report covering recent stock market events. Topics covered include: our take on the current market environment, outlook for the U.S. economy, and what this all means moving forward.