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Data breaches have become an unfortunate reality and a main contributor to the rise of identity theft. USAA is committed to protect your security and our team monitors accounts and fights fraud 24/7. We are in this together.

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Short-term bonds – and short-term bond funds – may grow more attractive due to their ability to earn incremental income above cash and cash-like investments without much exposure to the risk of rising rates. Slow and steady interest rate increases stand to benefit short-term Treasuries and corporates, and it seems unlikely that the Fed will quicken its pace on rates any time soon.

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While the physical effects of the back-to-back storms will certainly pose a challenge to municipalities, a major impact on the muni market is not anticipated due to the speedy federal response to the natural disasters as Washington is proving to be a willing partner in the recovery effort. There will still be ample demand for munis even if tax rates drop.

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The Air Force turns 70 today! We’re celebrating by taking a look at great moments in Air Force history — from breaking the sound barrier and the first nonstop round-the-world flight, to the development of GPS.

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We are currently facing manmade and natural events that have the potential to disrupt markets: hurricanes, a potential government shut down, an impending deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling, and North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat to its Asian neighbors. Given that September is typically the worst-performing month of the year, it makes sense for investors to be cautious about their risk exposure.

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