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Swings in interest-rate expectations and bond yields continue to be a major driver of valuations and stock performance this year.
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Markets pricing in a new base-case scenario: Economic downturn Over the past several weeks, and especially since the last FOMC meeting, market volatility has reemerged.
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The Fed was firmly in the driver's seat for the markets this week, with the stock market recoiling and interest rates moving higher as investors digested the prospects for more aggressive rate hikes ahead as part of the Fed's mission to bring down...
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Inflation remains the kryptonite of financial markets this year.
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While back-to-school season is just getting underway, investors are already well into an eventful year.
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Last Friday, Jerome Powell told investors at Jackson Hole that the Fed is committed to raising rates and fighting inflation until it "gets the job done." This past week, financial markets took that message seriously.
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Stocks have made a less-than-pleasant round trip this summer. Major indexes entered a bear market in June, rebounded sharply in July, and are on track to finish flat in August, returning to where they were three months ago.
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Last week brought a host of data shedding fresh light onto the state of the consumer. While recession worries have been stoked by high inflation, supply bottlenecks and Fed rate hikes, household finances have been a source of optimism.
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Last week both CPI (consumer price index) and PPI (producer price index) inflation data for the month of July moved lower. After surprising to the upside last month, markets welcomed the lower-than-expected headline and core readings.
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Last week markets faced a triple-whammy of data, including the July Federal Reserve rate decision, the second-quarter GDP (gross domestic product) reading, and the ongoing second-quarter earnings season, with a focus on large-cap technology.
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Don't look now, but we have a nice little market rally on our hands. Stocks rose last week, adding to a run that put the S&P 500 up 9% over the last month1.
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Inflation and central bank policy were in the driver's seat last week. June's stronger-than-expected rise in consumer prices pushed headline inflation to 9.1%, a 41-year high1.
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If there is safety in numbers, then the chorus of headlines citing an imminent recession are coming from Fort Knox.
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As we head into the second half of 2022, inflation remains front and center for consumers and policymakers, but financial markets may be looking one step ahead – to a potential economic slowdown or looming recession.
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With just a few days away from the end of June, stocks gained some ground last week but remain down nearly 20%, their worst first six months of any year since 19701.
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Our $23 trillion dollar economy doesn't turn on a dime, but underlying economic conditions have shifted in historically quick fashion of late, with the narrative taking on a new (less favorable) shape following the most recent inflation report.
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This week the biggest market-moving economic data arrived on Friday, with the release of the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) inflation reading for the month of May.
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The labor market has been the cylinder of the economic engine that continues to fire, even as the Fed applies the brakes to address ongoing inflation pressures.
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After seven consecutive weeks of declines, the longest losing streak since 2001, equity markets logged strong gains last week.
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Those who are early in their career may put off thinking about retirement. But learning what sets Roth and traditional IRAs apart now can help ensure you make the right choice between the two as you save for later.
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After the worst start to a year since 1932 that has left the S&P 500 within breathing distance of the 20% bear-market threshold, the question all investors are asking is: When might the market pullback run its course?1 Since hitting an all-time high..
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In a year that has featured plenty of volatility, last week's daily stock-market swings, which included both the largest daily gain and daily decline of the year, may have felt like something new was afoot.
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Inflation worries took the back seat last week, as the focus shifted to corporate earnings and the deteriorating outlook for global growth.
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As you know, inflation heated up in 2021. If you're getting close to retirement, how concerned should you be about inflation's impact on your lifestyle and your investment strategy? To begin with, it's important to note that the key factors driving...
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Headline inflation may be close to a peak This week, investors digested two important inflation readings for the month of March – the U.S. consumer price index (CPI) and the producer price index (PPI). Both indicators remain at multidecade highs.
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After about a 10% move higher since mid-March, equity markets pulled back slightly last week, while longer-term bond yields rose to three-year highs1.
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Overall, the U.S. and global economy are facing several challenges this year, including higher inflation and central banks that are scrambling to tighten policy while trying to avoid meaningful economic downturn or even recession.
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Stocks staged a modest rally this week with investor risk appetite returning as markets have continued to digest the progressing situation in Ukraine along with the Fed getting the first rate hike under its belt.
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After two years of holding borrowing costs near zero, the Federal Reserve took the first step toward normalizing its policy last week.
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It is not surprising that inflation has been top of mind for most investors given the escalation of the crisis in Russia/Ukraine, and the subsequent upward pressure on energy and food prices, at a time when inflation was already elevated around the...
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Markets remained volatile last week but exhibited some signs of resiliency, as positive economic readings helped partially soothe escalating geopolitical fears.