Market & Investment Insights

Markets & economy

What’s Wrong With the Rebound?
Jeffrey Kleintop
May 26, 2020
Cyclicals typically lead the market higher when stocks rebound from a bear market and recession—but not this time.
Stock Market Performance in Presidential Election Years
Michael Townsend
May 22, 2020
How presidential elections affect the market—and vice versa.
Every Picture Tells a Story: “Chartbook” Look at Economy/Market
Liz Ann Sonders
May 18, 2020

On a day that started with good news on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, with the stock market showing strong early gains, today’s report is more visual and less wordy than normal.

Stimulus = Inflation? Why It May Be Different This Time
Kathy Jones
May 13, 2020
Despite massive fiscal and monetary stimulus, we believe there’s little risk of inflation in the next few years.
What’s the Future Payback for the Stimulus?
Jeffrey Kleintop
May 11, 2020
It is becoming increasingly clear that the massive global stimulus is being financed by a rise in money, not debt.
High Speed: Bear and Bull Both Running at Full Speed
Liz Ann Sonders
May 04, 2020
Both the bear market and subsequent rally have occurred at warp speed; yet the economic recovery may be disappointing to what the market’s now “priced in.”

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Global equity market insights

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