The banking crisis has sparked immense focus on financial stability; and with an attendant tightening in credit conditions, the risk of a formal recession has risen notably.
Market surprises force investors—and the Federal Reserve—to re-evaluate yet again.
What our experts think about today's market action.
Insights & Ideas
The situation may relieve some pressure on the Federal Reserve, possibly leading to a pause or slowing in its current rate-hike cycle.
Although inflation may be receding, intermittent waves of price increases may cause investor uncertainty about the direction of economic growth and central banks' policy response.
Given the topsy-turvy nature of the market thus far in 2023, it remains crucial for investors to know what they are buying—especially as it relates to growth, value, and quality.
A "soft landing," with declining inflation but positive growth, would be ideal. However, turbulence appears likely. Here's how to handle it.
While investor attention is on the Fed, changes at the Bank of Japan might bring shifts to the economic environment, impacting the global markets.
Personal Finance & Planning
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