Fed Keeps Rate Hike Small
The Fed is being pulled in different directions as it works to manage the banking turmoil while continuing its fight to bring down sticky inflation.
Simmering Issues in Washington
As the new Congress ramps up, things may seem relatively calm in Washington. But savvy investors are looking at key issues for the markets that are bubbling below the surface.
Can Markets Rise Above U.S.-China Tensions?
From sending a spy balloon over the U.S. to ignoring sanctions on Russia, China continues to ratchet up concerns in Washington. But what's the impact on markets?
Fed Not Ready to Let Go
The economy is thriving, jobs and wages are growing, but the Fed is promising more rate hikes. What are the markets and investors to make of these mixed messages?
Debt Ceiling Fight and the Markets
Between shrinking earnings, the Fed's ongoing battle to tame inflation, and now the looming debt ceiling fight, the markets just can’t seem to hold their footing.
Market Faces Old and New Fears
Last year's big concerns, inflation and rising rates, have carried over to 2023 and are joining declining earnings to challenge the markets. When will investors catch a break?
Can Markets Leave 2022 Behind?
Equity and bond markets in the U.S. and globally have taken it on the chin this year. Does recent positive news signal a course correction, or is more churn on the horizon?
Inflation Peaking but Pain Won't End
Indicators are pointing to an easing of inflation, but there are plenty of economic concerns to work through before the markets can truly move out of bear territory.
Dangers to U.S. Economy
Recent events in the U.K. and China as well as the Russia/Ukraine war and the strong dollar are impacting the global economy. How will they affect the U.S. markets and economy?
Markets at Breaking Point?
The Fed's inflation fight has ramped up volatility, pushed the dollar to new highs, and inverted the yield curve. Now it's stoking recession fears. What can investors do?
Does the Fed Have a Plan?
The Fed is determined to break the back of inflation by raising rates again and again—but at what cost to the economy, employment, and the markets? Is there a plan?
Sweeping new laws passed by Congress this summer affect corporate taxes, clean energy, electric vehicles, semiconductor manufacturing, and more. What does it all mean for investors?
Investing for Impact and Profit
An explosion of investor interest in environmental, social, and governance factors has companies and regulators scrambling to strike the right balance.
Signs of Change and Opportunity
Liz Ann Sonders comes back to discuss what investors should be watching for as markets react to changes in the supply chain, the workforce, economic policies, and more.
Anxious Markets Eye Big Issues
The market is facing a host of issues, both short and long term, that are sparking concerns for investors. Liz Ann Sonders joins the podcast to help make sense of it all.
Can D.C. Halt the Bull Market?
The long-running bull market is facing pressures as Congress continues to flail against complex issues that threaten the economy.
Debt Ceiling Volatility Ahead?
It's been two years since markets had to worry about the debt ceiling, which often sparks market volatility. Now it's back, and the clock is ticking for Congress to address it. Here's what investors need to know.
Confusing Economic Signals
Tried and true economic signals are mixed and have investors in a quandary. Kathy Jones joins the podcast to discuss what investors should be watching for as economic growth slows and inflation ramps up.
Big Issues May Rattle Markets
Congress is facing four major issues, all with short timelines and big hurdles. Can lawmakers find common ground to avoid a government shutdown or worse?
Top Questions From Investors
Washington's slow progress on infrastructure, taxes, deficits, debt, and bills aimed at big tech leaves investors with many questions. Mike Townsend offers updates and discusses the potential for market volatility.