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US Market Commentary

On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

This Week's CPI Data and the State of the Economy

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Nancy Lazar about the state of the economy, and Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss investment-grade bonds.
November 17, 2023

Roller Coaster: Markets Take a Ride

Like some advances earlier this year, the market's current surge hasn't been defined by strong breadth underneath the surface—which will be key for a sustained, durable advance.
November 13, 2023

Using Tactical Allocation Tilts During Volatile Markets

How to implement tactical allocation tilts based on short-term market expectations.
November 10, 2023
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

The View from Washington D.C.

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders discuss issues in Washington with Mike Townsend—and provide their weekly market outlook.
November 10, 2023

Bank of Japan: End of an Era?

Policy changes at the Bank of Japan could potentially reverse capital flows, shift global yields higher, contribute to a stronger yen, and increase the value of Japanese stocks.
November 6, 2023
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

Frequently Asked Questions from Investors

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders answer some of the most common questions from investors—and provide their weekly market outlook.
November 3, 2023

Serious Business: Assessing Earnings Season

Earnings results thus far underscore the strong bifurcation within the market, which is confirmed by the continued deterioration in breadth throughout the current correction.
October 30, 2023
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

Our Philosophy and What Matters in the Markets

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders explain their investing philosophies and how they analyze market data.
October 27, 2023

What Happened to ESG Stocks?

Investments in alternative energy have become unattractive due to higher interest rates, not changes in government policies, adoption or pricing of green technologies.
October 23, 2023

The Potential Winners and Losers of Higher Interest Rates

A look at who benefits and who suffers when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates.
October 16, 2023

Debt: Hard to Handle

Interest expense is a large and growing issue for both the economy and stock market, which reinforces why investors should stay up in quality amid interest-rate-driven headwinds.
October 16, 2023

Conflict in the Middle East

Current hostilities in the Middle East have been met with a relatively calm market reaction thus far, although market risk remains should war threaten global recession.
October 9, 2023

Paranoid? An Update on Consumer Sentiment

Consumer and business confidence metrics are not yet out of the woods, and the recent spike in rates, oil, and the dollar might chip away at relatively resilient sentiment.
October 2, 2023

Say Goodbye…to Great Moderation?

A return to the Great Moderation Era looks unlikely, which might lead to an increasingly volatile—and somewhat unfamiliar—inflationary, economic, and geopolitical landscape.
September 18, 2023

Does Market Timing Work?

We ran the numbers on market timing. Our findings? There's a high cost to waiting for the best entry point.
September 13, 2023

Europe Sentiment: So Bad It's Good

Changes in sentiment may drive the performance of the eurozone equity markets, even with disappointing economic data.
September 11, 2023

China: Contagion or Contained?

China's economy may have spillover effects on global economic and earnings growth, but it's unlikely to lead to global financial contagion and send stock markets materially lower.
August 28, 2023
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Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Right for You?

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.
August 22, 2023
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Vertigo: Market Succumbs to Myriad Pressures

With the path of least resistance for stocks seemingly lower for now, key to watch will be a stabilization in interest rate volatility and clarity on the path of monetary policy.
August 21, 2023
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Investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

As businesses worldwide adopt the technology, the innovation of AI may result in market leadership changes, global economic growth, and investor opportunities.
August 14, 2023

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