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June Jobs Report – Positive Job Growth with Weak Details



Due to the holiday, the June jobs report came out on Thursday, July 2, 2015. The report showed decent job growth, adding 223,000 jobs in June, but there were some signs of weakness. The unemployment rate ticked down to 5.3% because the labor force participation rate decreased and average hourly…

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Principal Global Fixed Income Notches Down its Dynamic Risk Score



In one of our previous blog posts, we announced that we would communicate any changes in our Dynamic Risk Score (DRS), a proprietary tool used to assess and communicate the risk taking environment of our fixed income portfolios. To recap how the DRS works, the score, which can range from 1-10 with…

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