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March Outlook: Interest Rate & Inflation Risks Heightened by Russian Invasion March 18, 2022 4:02 PM   |  

Investors are likely to get their first rate hike in March, but how big will it be? Rising commodity prices are making it harder for companies to get ahead of rising inflation. Russia’s occupation and bombing of Ukraine territories is causing volatility. However, the Nasdaq Composite is doing its best to avoid bear market territory. Omicron cases are falling. Can the economy live with what comes next?

5 min read  |  Market Insights
February Outlook: Stocks Are Seeing the Most Energy in Energy January 27, 2022 8:02 AM   |  

February faces ongoing risks with potentially rising Omicron cases, inflation, oil prices, and yields. Earnings season has been better than what market performance reflects, but rising labor costs and supply chain disruptions continue to plague companies. Oil prices have several reasons for supply to be restricted. Airlines are projecting a better spring and summer but could get blindsided by oil prices.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Inflation and Interest Rate Fears May Drive Investors to Focus on Value Investing in 2022 December 28, 2021 6:26 PM   |  

January 2022 will inherit a lot of obstacles from 2021. Inflation, interest rates, and mid-term elections are all risks investors should be aware of in 2022. January is the time that many money managers make the investments to help them potentially outperform their benchmarks. The January Effect occurs when small-caps outperform the markets. Omicron is another major risk for investors. Value investing could be the way that investors choose to deal with these risks.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Retailers’ Q3 Earnings Announcements Has Investors Gearing Up for Santa November 29, 2021 11:47 AM   |  

The December outlook appears to be on track for Santa Claus. Retailers have performed well during earnings season, but early shopping results aren’t much better than last year. Inflation could continue to be a problem around the globe. If inflation continues, investors may look at the materials, energy, and financials sectors for potential market leadership. Legislation could alter the course of the markets.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Circuit Breakers: Learn the Basics of These Market-Wide Pauses November 2, 2021 4:00 PM   |  

The stock market has had circuit breakers—temporary trading halts imposed if U.S. stock markets fall by certain percentages—in place since 1987, but they've rarely been triggered until March 2020. Here's what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Is the FIRE Still Burning? Financial Independence/Retire Early Movement, Late-Pandemic Edition August 9, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

The financial independence/retire (FIRE) early movement was popular years ago, but has COVID-19 derailed it? Here's a post-pandemic look at the FIRE movement.

4 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Industrial and Precious Metals: Linking Money, Value, and Economic Growth June 10, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Industrial and precious metals are key components for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how industrial and precious metals markets may potentially affect economic growth and sentiment.

4 min read  |  Futures
What Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? Measuring the Nation’s Economic Output March 17, 2021 1:46 PM   |  

Gross domestic product (GDP) data is one key to understanding U.S. economic health. It’s a closely watched number that can affect fiscal and monetary policy as well as corporate planning and strategy.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Gearing Up: Tesla's Path to the S&P 500 Index Has Been a Wild Ride December 17, 2020 10:44 AM   |  

Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Stairs, Elevators, and Walls of Worry: What Stock Market Metaphors Really Mean November 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

All kinds of terms and metaphors are associated with Wall Street trading, and many may sound charming. But a deeper dive into the language can sometimes help investors better understand what’s going on.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
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