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US Market Commentary
Home Is Where the Inflation Is
Central Banks relying on inflation measures based on rentals, rather than home prices, may persist in raising rates, applying more economic brakes despite easing home sales.
Are Jobs Livin' on the Edge?
The August jobs report delivered something for both economic bulls and bears, but what matters more in the near term is the Fed's focus on seeing a continued easing in labor demand.
China Q&A: Top 5 Questions
Topics like inflation, currency, and government policies dominate questions about the world's second-largest economy. Here we provide answers for investors about China.
Fade: Market Hits Resistance as Breadth Waned
Stocks' rally since mid-June has looked healthier from a breadth perspective, but low-quality leadership and deteriorating economic data have kept downside risks elevated.
The End of Rate Hikes?
The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.
4 Ways Retirees Can Take Advantage of a Bad Market
Certain moves could make more sense during a bad market than during a good one. Here are four.
Both Sides Now: Fed's Dueling Mandates
July's hot jobs report will likely keep the Fed in a hawkish position, but key to watch moving forward is a continued softening in leading labor and inflation indicators.
Cryptocurrencies: How You Could Invest in Them
There are multiple ways to access the cryptocurrency market, including over-the-counter trusts, mutual funds and ETFs, futures, and the stocks of companies involved in cryptocurrencies.
The Return of Dividends
Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.
China's Yo-Yo Economy
Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.
Bear Market: Now What?
Bear markets can pose a challenge to your financial goals. Here are seven tips for dealing with down markets.
What's Going On...With Jobs
The June jobs report was cheered by economic bulls given its strength in level terms, but rates of change among leading indicators don't favor a soft-landing outcome for the economy.
Shortages Have Led to Gluts
Inventory gluts have been bad news for the stocks of companies experiencing them, but could also be indicating an inflation peak, which tends to be an ingredient for market bottoms.
Recession: The Risk Is in the Reversal
Investors often notice the overall direction of markets; missed changes in asset classes under the surface could see a shark attack take a big bite out of unprepared portfolios.
Cryptocurrencies: Should You Invest in Them?
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been growing in popularity, but if you're considering investing in them, there are some key things you should know first.
Cryptocurrencies: What Are They?
Interest has soared in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB and others. Understandably, investors have questions—here are answers to some of the most common.
Signs Point to Rising Recession Risk
Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears. While recessions are impossible to predict, we think the risk of one—sooner rather than later—has picked up.
Panic Is Not a Strategy—Nor Is Greed
Panic is never a good investment strategy—nor is greed. Here's how disciplined investing helps navigate through volatile environments.
The Three Bears?
Stocks, bonds, and cash are all in a bear market or teetering on the edge of one—a very rare event. Over the past 72 years, there have only been two prior periods with a triple bear.
Bond Market Reset: What's Next?
Major central banks are hiking interest rates rapidly and shrinking their balance sheets in an effort to "normalize" policy. The question hanging over the market is, "What is a normal policy rate?"
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