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Nvidia Earnings Preview

Nvidia faces tough competition, law of large numbers as it prepares to report Wednesday.

May 20, 2024

Contrasting China and India

The two largest emerging markets have taken very different paths, echoing the divergence in the economic and demographic landscape for these two countries.

May 20, 2024

Perspective: Pace of Rate Cuts

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.

May 17, 2024

Loan Me a Dime

Bank lending standards are still restrictive, underscoring the Fed's view that financial conditions remain tight and any resulting economic weakness could keep rate cuts in play.

May 13, 2024

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.

May 06, 2024

The Fed Stays Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the May meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.

May 01, 2024


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Weekly Trader's Outlook

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US stocks and economy

Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders and Senior Investment Strategist Kevin Gordon on what's driving equity markets now

International stocks and economy

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's take on the crosscurrents affecting international markets

Fixed income

Chief Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones and strategists Collin Martin and Cooper Howard on the latest developments in fixed income and currency markets

Government affairs

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Managing Director Michael Townsend on what matters most to markets and individual investors 

Income Is Back in Fixed Income

Investors looking for solid returns with lower risk and less volatility are finding a bright spot in today’s bond market.

May 16, 2024 Michael Townsend

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Fixed income securities are subject to increased loss of principal during periods of rising interest rates. Fixed-income investments are subject to various other risks including changes in credit quality, market valuations, liquidity, prepayments, early redemption, corporate events, tax ramifications and other factors. International investments involve additional risks, which include differences in financial accounting standards, currency fluctuations, geopolitical risk, foreign taxes and regulations, and the potential for illiquid markets. Investing in emerging markets may accentuate these risks.

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