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How presidential elections affect the stock market

U.S. presidential elections naturally affect policy — but do they affect the market? Here’s a look at the impact election cycles have historically had on capital markets and what to watch for in 2024.

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Analysis: Assessing inflation’s impact

May 15, 2024
Persistently higher prices continue to weigh on consumers and policymakers alike.

The effect of the job market on the economy

May 6, 2024
Set against the backdrop of persistent inflation, the strong job market continues to draw the attention of the Federal Reserve as it calibrates monetary policy to help curb inflation.

The impact of today’s higher interest rates on the housing market

May 1, 2024
2023 was the slowest year for existing home sales in nearly 30 years. Where’s the housing market headed in 2024?

Capital markets

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How do changing interest rates affect the stock market?

May 8, 2024
As interest rates change, learn what the ripple effects across capital markets may mean for investors.

How changing interest rates impact the bond market

May 7, 2024
With the Federal Reserve maintaining higher interest rates for longer to get inflation under control, what opportunities does this create for bond investors?

Treasury yields remain inverted as investors continue to weigh risk of recession

April 30, 2024
What does a persistently inverted yield curve say about the economy’s prospects for a recession?

Sector spotlight

Explore stock market performance across key S&P 500 sectors.

Energy sector stocks: Is now the time to invest?

April 25, 2024
Investors focus on evolving dynamics in the stock market’s energy sector.

Investing in tech stocks: Is now a good time?

April 5, 2024
Tech stocks are up to start 2024 – continuing last year’s trend of outpacing the broader S&P 500.

Healthcare stocks in 2024

April 2, 2024
How to balance the opportunities and risks associated with investing in the healthcare sector.

Global markets and geopolitics

Stay attuned to evolving dynamics changing our world, and the risks and opportunities they present.

How do supply chain disruptions contribute to inflation?

May 20, 2024
As global shipping bottlenecks ebb and flow, so does the supply chain’s influence on inflation.

Analysis: China’s economy and its influence on global markets

May 17, 2024
What should investors consider when seeking emerging market exposure to the world’s second-largest economy?

How commodity prices can impact markets and inflation

May 17, 2024
What opportunities does today’s volatile commodities market offer investors?

Monetary policy, taxes and legislation

Gain insights about the events, debates and policy decisions shaping today’s financial landscape.

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, remains open to rate cuts later this year if data warrants

May 1, 2024
While the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady in May, investors still anticipate one to two cuts this year starting in the fall – a dramatic change from the six to seven cuts expected as recently as January.

Federal Reserve focuses monetary policy on fighting inflation

May 2, 2024
The Federal Reserve appears to have reached a peak in its current cycle of interest rate hikes and is expected to begin cutting rates later this year.

Understanding tax law changes and tax bracket adjustments

April 30, 2024
Explore the impact of tax law changes on 2023-2024 tax brackets and gain insights to help mitigate your exposure to unnecessary liabilities.

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Understanding capital markets

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