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Market Commentary

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
Market Commentary

What to consider when prices are dropping fast.
Market Commentary

Bear markets occur with some regularity. Is your portfolio ready?
Market Commentary

Global leaders backed a new round of sanctions on Russia, but it is unclear at this time if these additional measures will be successful at avoiding an energy shock.
Market Commentary

The human toll is immense, but financial market reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been muted so far. Here's what we expect to see in coming days and weeks.
Market Commentary

We believe that diversified investors don’t need to take action to protect their portfolios from events in Ukraine, which are unlikely to affect broader market and economic trends.
Market Volatility

What does a “correction” mean, what’s likely to happen next and what can investors do now?
Market Volatility

Exchanges may halt trading when the S&P 500 Index® drops quickly. Here’s how “circuit breakers” work and what they’re supposed to do.
Pump it Up: Earnings Season Starts Off Strong
Market Commentary

Although earnings season has a ways to go, the results have been strong enough to significantly boost growth expectations, while also easing some valuation concerns.
Market Commentary

As the calendar turns to spring, Washington seems to be finally catching its breath after a frantic first quarter of 2021, which began with riots at the US Capitol and continued through the inauguration of a new president, the impeachment of the previous president, and the remarkably quick passage of a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill—the second-largest stimulus package ever signed into law.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Speculative Trades Take a Breather
Market Commentary

Trendy and speculative trades have gained micro bubble status and rolled over of late, but their weakness hasn’t infected the broader market.
Red Flag Day: Bond Yield Spike Denting Euphoric Sentiment
Market Commentary

Sentiment has been a problem; higher yields was the catalyst for a bit of a reset.
Market Commentary

As quickly as it soared to the moon, GameStop came back down to earth; but the lessons learned are key to turning day trading speculators into longer-term investors.
Bridging the Gap(s): Converging and Diverging Trends Stemming From the Crisis
Market Commentary

As a review of the year that was, today’s report analyzes and dissects the nature of the K-shaped recovery in both the economy and stock market.
Market Commentary

December brought the first payrolls decline since last April; with leisure/hospitality—and women—bearing the brunt of the weakness. Expect more economic “scarring” to come.
Washington Watch

With an election in less than five months, lawmakers are scrambling to get work done before a possible change in the political balance in 2021. There are several key developments for investment advisors and investors to follow.
Market Commentary

Demand is down, and U.S. oil storage facilities are near capacity.
Market Commentary

Congress moved at breakneck speed to provide relief for businesses and individuals. Here are the top regulatory actions investment advisors should monitor.
Market Commentary

The municipal bond market has been hit hard by COVID-19 and market volatility. Here are our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.