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  • Market Commentary

    Ripple(s) From Surging Dollar

    October 3, 2022
    While a spike in global market volatility has prompted some investors to think a Fed response is imminent, we caution against thinking that intervention is a bullish development.
  • Trading

    Weekly Trader’s Outlook

    September 30, 2022
    Technically oversold conditions in the equity markets are reaching extremes.
  • Market Commentary
    Market Volatility

    Stock Market Volatility: Recession Worries Mount

    September 29, 2022
    What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
  • Market Commentary

    What’s Next: Good, Bad, & Ugly

    September 26, 2022
    The persistence of global inflation could determine which of the three paths central banks may follow and which market qualities investors might consider for their portfolios.
  • Market Commentary

    With Inflation Offsides, The Fed Keeps Hiking

    September 21, 2022
    As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 3% to 3.25%, citing high inflation as its primary concern.
  • Market Commentary
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    Earnings: Trampled Under Foot?

    September 19, 2022
    The bear market has been driven by multiple compression, making valuations look relatively compelling. Yet, expected weakness in earnings may limit the upside potential for stocks.
  • Market Commentary

    Schwab Market Perspective: Determined to Rise

    September 16, 2022
    Will anything tempt the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course on interest rates? The odds aren't good.
  • Market Commentary
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    Rate Hikes, Quantitative Tightening, and Bond Yields

    September 13, 2022
    In its quest to reduce inflation, the Federal Reserve appears set to continue to hike interest rates and reduce the size of its balance sheet. Here's a look at what this may mean for the bond market.
  • Market Commentary

    Home Is Where the Inflation Is

    September 12, 2022
    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.
  • Market Commentary
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    Are Jobs Livin' on the Edge?

    September 6, 2022
    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.
  • Market Commentary

    Fade: Market Hits Resistance as Breadth Waned

    August 22, 2022
    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.
  • Market Commentary

    Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

    August 19, 2022
    Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
  • Market Commentary

    Both Sides Now: Fed’s Dueling Mandates

    August 8, 2022
    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
  • Bond Insights
    Market Commentary

    The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

    August 4, 2022
    A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.
  • Market Commentary

    What’s Going On … With Jobs

    July 11, 2022
    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.
  • Market Commentary

    Shortages Have Led to Gluts

    July 5, 2022
    Inventory gluts has 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.
  • Market Commentary

    Can't Find My Way Home

    June 27, 2022
    A spike in prices and interest rates has dealt a significant blow to housing affordability, elevating the potential for the housing market's weakness to dampen economic growth.
  • Market Commentary

    2022 Mid-Year Market Outlook: Under Pressure

    June 16, 2022
    Economic uncertainty may have peaked in the first half of 2022, but it remains high. Stocks are likely to continue to feel the weight of Federal Reserve policy tightening, shrinking market liquidity and slower economic growth.
  • Market Commentary

    Signs Point to Recession Risk

    June 14, 2022
    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.
  • Market Commentary

    Cryptocurrencies: What Are They?

    June 14, 2022
    Here are the basics.
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