International

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The End of Rate Hikes?

The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.

The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.

The Return of Dividends

Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.

China's Yo-Yo Economy

Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.

Shortages Have Led to Gluts

Inventory gluts have been bad news for the stocks of companies experiencing them, but could also be indicating an inflation peak, which tends to be an ingredient for market bottoms.

Recession: The Risk Is in the Reversal

Investors often notice the overall direction of markets; missed changes in asset classes under the surface could see a shark attack take a big bite out of unprepared portfolios.

The Three Bears?

Stocks, bonds, and cash are all in a bear market or teetering on the edge of one—a very rare event. Over the past 72 years, there have only been two prior periods with a triple bear.

Recession in China?

The world's second-largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China's standards.

Hedging Stocks Against Rising Rates

Consider hedging the possible risk of higher interest rates with the addition of short duration stocks, a potential way to manage risk while remaining invested in the markets.

Deglobalization Is Political, Not Economic

Politics may have little impact on economic globalization or corporate profits—which gives little reason for investors to deglobalize their portfolios, despite the headlines.