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Market Commentary

A better-than-expected October consumer price index report provided some relief and support for equities, but investors should be wary of low-quality leadership and, to some extent, crypto stress.
Market Commentary

As the Federal Reserve continues to ratchet up the pressure with higher interest rates, cracks are beginning to appear beneath the surface of the U.S. economy.
Market Commentary

Stocks slid and Treasury yields rose as comments by the Federal Reserve chair suggested the "peak" fed funds rate may be higher than initially expected.
Market Commentary

Much attention has been paid to the elevated risk (and announcement) of a recession, but investors should instead focus on signals coming from leading economic indicators.
Market Commentary

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

Volatility has spiked as markets react to concerns about the ability of the global economy to cope with sharply higher U.S. interest rates. If these trends continue, the Fed may end up slowing its pace of tightening—but not stopping it.
Market Commentary

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.
Market Commentary

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Bond Insights

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.

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