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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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Weekly analysis

Read the weekly market analysis

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Capital markets

Cash management and investing strategies when interest rates are up

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The economy

How to invest in today’s market

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Quarterly outlook

Read the summer 2024 investment outlook

The economy

Track the economic trends likely to impact your finances.

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Analysis: Assessing inflation’s impact

July 12, 2024
Persistently higher prices continue to weigh on consumers and policymakers alike.

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How does consumer spending impact the health of the economy?

July 12, 2024
In a delicate balancing act with a Federal Reserve intent on slowing the economy to fight inflation, steady consumer spending has helped avoid a recession. But does record household debt threaten to tip the scales?

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The effect of the job market on the economy

July 5, 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.

Capital markets

Stay a step ahead with market updates and analyses that can inform your investing strategy.

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

July 9, 2024
What does a persistently inverted yield curve say about the economy’s prospects for a recession?

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Is a market correction coming?

June 24, 2024
After a dip in April, the S&P 500 and other major stock market indices continue to rally, hitting historic highs.

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How do changing interest rates affect the stock market?

June 18, 2024
As interest rates change, learn what the ripple effects across capital markets may mean for investors.

Sector spotlight

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

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Healthcare stocks in 2024

July 15, 2024
How to balance the opportunities and risks associated with investing in the healthcare sector.

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Investing in tech stocks: Is now a good time?

May 24, 2024
Tech stocks are up in 2024 – continuing last year’s trend of outpacing the broader S&P 500.

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Energy sector stocks: Is now the time to invest?

May 23, 2024
Investors focus on evolving dynamics in the stock market’s energy sector.

Global markets and geopolitics

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

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

July 12, 2024
What should investors consider when seeking emerging market exposure to the world’s second-largest economy?

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How commodity prices can impact the market and inflation

July 12, 2024
What opportunities does today’s volatile commodities market offer investors?

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How do supply chain disruptions contribute to inflation?

June 26, 2024
As global shipping bottlenecks ebb and flow, so does the supply chain’s influence on inflation.

Monetary policy, taxes and legislation

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

Federal Reserve focuses monetary policy on fighting inflation

June 13, 2024
When will the Federal Reserve start cutting interest rates?

Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady, projecting one 0.25% rate cut later this year

June 12, 2024
The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady this week and signaled that only one 0.25% cut may be coming 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.

Insights and analysis

Cash management and investing strategies when interest rates are up

A fresh look at managing your cash and investments in today’s changing interest rate environment can help support your pursuit of the goals that matter most to you.

Understanding capital markets

Learn what the key characteristics distinguishing capital markets from financial markets are and why it matters to investors.

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