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Market volatility has picked up as labor shortages, supply bottlenecks, and rising inflation fears have narrowed the path forward. Here’s what we expect to see in the coming weeks.
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Persistently going from one transitory source of inflation to the next may keep inflation elevated for longer than markets currently anticipate.
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U.S. stocks fell Tuesday on persistent concerns over the debt ceiling, along with a continued increase in Treasury yields.
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Japanese stocks have rebounded to 30-year highs and became the world’s best performers in September and the third quarter.
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A gradual slowing of stimulus heralds a potential drop for the world’s stock markets, but the evidence suggests a possibility for a positive outcome.
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We believe it can, at least in the short term.
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Supply chain issues are worsening, increasing the risk to sales, production, and inflation. European stocks may offer an opportunity to avoid these risks.
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China’s recent stock market pullback has been in line with the average annual drawdown; historically, this volatility has tended to produce double-digit annualized gains.
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COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.
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In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.
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