Market Volatility

Earnings Season Changes?

Earnings growth, a driver of long-term stock market performance, seems to be expanding beyond a handful of U.S. equities, supporting more broad-based market performance.

April 08, 2024 Jeffrey Kleintop

Market Volatility

2024 Global Outlook

Our outlook for 2024 is for a gradual U-shaped recovery composed of seemingly chaotic movements in economic data with turning points in policy rates and earnings growth.

December 04, 2023

Conflict in the Middle East

Current hostilities in the Middle East have been met with a relatively calm market reaction thus far, although market risk remains should war threaten global recession.

October 09, 2023

EU Sentiment: So Bad It's Good

Changes in sentiment may drive the performance of the eurozone equity markets, even with disappointing economic data.

September 11, 2023

Market Volatility

Understanding Market Cycles

Markets are prone to cyclical behavior, which present risks and opportunities for investors. Here are some basics investors should know about market cycles, recessions, and recoveries.

August 29, 2023

Implied Volatility & Price Moves

Is the market pricing in a greater-than-typical move in a stock? Check the Market Maker Move™ indicator on the thinkorswim® platform. It can help inform your trading decisions.

August 28, 2023

Investing in AI

As businesses worldwide adopt the technology, the innovation of AI may result in market leadership changes, global economic growth, and investor opportunities.

August 14, 2023

Market Volatility

Japan: Reclaiming Lost Decades

Japanese stocks may help boost performance of international markets although the unique nature of Japan's economic and business structure could pose some risks.

June 20, 2023

Hedging in Volatile Times

Option hedging strategies work best if you're already hedged when the correction arrives. But even if you're late to the game, you still have "options."

May 24, 2023

House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill

Although the House narrowly approved a bill designed to jumpstart negotiations, the issue is far from resolved.

April 27, 2023

Market Volatility

Short-Duration Stocks Revisit

Although central banks may be near the end of the rate hike cycle, short-duration stocks may still be an attractive investment theme should interest rates remain at higher levels.

April 10, 2023

Bank Worries Strike Again

What our experts think about today's market action.

March 15, 2023

Investing in a Bear Market

Bear markets are part of a normal market cycle. Understanding the basics and history of these markets can help investors make strategic investment decisions when bear markets occur.

February 23, 2023