Quarterly market outlook - 1st Quarter, 2021

Our investment strategists provide the Edward Jones perspective on the latest economic activity and what it may mean for investors.

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The Quarterly Market Outlook provides investors with our perspective on recent activity in the capital markets. The Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee offers its viewpoints on the U.S. economy, equities, 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.

Year in review

Stocks finished 2020 with an 18% gain but took an unprecedented path to get there.

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Economic outlook

We believe the economy has formed a durable bottom, but the return to pre-pandemic levels will take time.

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Equity outlook

The longer-term outlook for stocks is positive in our view, with support from economic growth, corporate earnings and interest rates.

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Fixed-income outlook

We expect monetary policy to remain highly accommodative in North America for several years to support the economic recovery.

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International outlook

An enduring, though modest, expansion should support positive global equity market performance ahead.

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Investing lessons from 2020

Despite the pandemic, 2020 proved to be a year of resiliency for the financial markets and provides some valuable investing lessons.

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Asset class outlook

You already know that nothing is certain. But there are strategies that can help.

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Quarterly market outlook - Full report from Edward Jones

Download the entire quarterly market outlook here.

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