Markets and Economy

Read our latest market commentary on of-the-moment trends so you can make informed investment decisions

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.

The Fed's Message: Patience and No Change in Interest Rate Policy

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders discuss this week's Fed meeting and the implications for investors.

Are Global Headaches Triggering Risks & Rewards?

International markets continue to outperform U.S. markets, but not without obvious concerns. How do you weigh the risk-reward ratio when adding foreign stocks to your portfolio?

The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Remains 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.

Life's Been Good...for Large Caps

First-quarter earnings results have been healthy thus far, but key to the ongoing rally will be companies' recovery in revenue growth and strengthening forward guidance.

What You Need to Know About Asset Allocation (With Sebastien Page)

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Sebastien Page, chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price, about asset allocation and the state of the markets.

Should You Consider High-yield Municipal Bonds?

We believe high-yield munis carry additional risks, but are worth consideration by investors in higher tax brackets who are comfortable taking added risks.

Declaring Independence From the U.S.

Dollar strength resulting from central banks' independent policies on rate cuts is unlikely to be tampered by China's deflation or geopolitics.

Sector Views: Monthly Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

What's New in Stock Sectors & Corporate Bonds?

Kathy Jones and Collin Martin analyze the attractiveness of corporate bond yields, and Liz Ann Sonders interviews Kevin Gordon about sector performance.