All Posts Tagged: Fed

Investment Insights: A fragile mood

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Stock markets continue to swing wildly and notably below their record highs after a surprise bout of volatility last week erased a chunk of this year’s gains. The S&P 500 and global stocks, as measured by MSCI, fell again today, but are still up over 15 percent and 13 percent, respectively, this year.

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Instant Analysis: Fed cuts rates and leaves door open for more easing

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The early end of the balance sheet reduction is consistent with the rate cut action today, signaling the Fed monetary policy tightening cycle may be at an end.

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Investment Insights: An expected earnings surprise

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy

Financial markets seem to be holding steady and waiting for the next big news headline as stocks continue to fluctuate at heightened levels.Over the past few weeks, the S&P 500 has ebbed and flowed around its new, record-high 3,000 level, while bond yields have crept lower and lower.

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Investment Insights: When hawks cry

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Fed Building

This weekly report presents insights from our Global Investment Management team. As Jerome Powell heads to Capitol Hill for a two-day report out, it’s more tense than usual for the Fed Chairman as he faces an onslaught of quips from Congress. The strong jobs report has some scratching their heads, as if they almost wanted […]

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