All Market Views by Linda A. Duessel

Vacation Special: Whither consumer spending—boomers and millennials collide 
Jun. 30, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Whether the economy takes off comes down to whether consumers start spending more
Weekly Update: In an aloha state of mind 
Jun. 26, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Despite a sideways summer, stocks still seem to be shaping up for a second-half run
Weekly Update: Say boss, can I have a raise? 
Jun. 18, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Wages finally appear to be rising and, along with a dovish Fed, this could be very bullish for stocks
Weekly Update: Mile High worriers 
Jun. 12, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Recent data, particularly on the jobs and consumer front, are pointing to a solid second half
Weekly Update: What's your favorite ice cream cone? 
Jun. 5, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Lingering questions over record margins may be behind this sideways market
Weekly Update: Vacay's on my mind 
May 29, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
There may be some near-term weakness but there are many reasons to be back-half bullish
Weekly Update: It's my kind of town! 
May 22, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
We'll soon learn if the softness of late is transitory and if housing's ready to assume a leadership role
Weekly Update: Why is that turtle walking so slowly? 
May 15, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Slower for longer, lower for longer and investor skepticism make for a beautiful Wall of Worry
Weekly Update: I haven't a clue where oil is going 
May 7, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
But it's not likely to reach last summer's highs anytime soon and that's good for stocks and economy
Weekly Update: 'Oil at $85 and it's free!*' 
May 1, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Where are oil prices headed? Even the experts aren't sure
Weekly Update: Go forth with alacrity 
Apr. 24, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Early earnings and an anticipated spring bounce are providing a tailwind for the market
Weekly Update: 'Boston Strong' 
Apr. 17, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Monday's marathon will be the 119th; meanwhile, stocks continue to exhibit sideways characteristics
Weekly Update: In Central Pennsylvania, we added Seattle to the Wall of Worry 
Apr. 10, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Lower oil, a stronger dollar and tightening, oh my! All this worrying should make investors smile.
Weekly Update: Now that LeBron is gone, Floridians hate anything that bounces 
Apr. 6, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Q1 softness may hit the economy and earnings but spring eventually should lift spirits and stocks
Weekly Update: They are filled with the spirit in the 'D' 
Mar. 27, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
There may be some shakiness in the next few weeks and months but the long-term looks good
Weekly Update: Personally, I can be patient 
Mar. 20, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Perhaps a pullback is in the wings but the longer-term tone and trend to the market remains bullish
Weekly Update: I'd prefer to hang with Italian men 
Mar. 13, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
With so much worry and doubt at its back, this secular bull has room to run
Weekly Update: Texans, they persevere 
Mar. 6, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Texans are scared about the markets, not oil, adding to a beautiful wall of worry
Weekly Update: I met a millennial 
Feb. 27, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
The younger generation gives me hope about the present and the future
Weekly Update: I realize the S&P made new highs this week but I'm so very cold 
Feb. 20, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Despite a weather-related slowing in some data, the outlook remains bullish
Weekly Update: Shake it off 
Feb. 13, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
The market chugs along as worries over Greece, Europe and earnings ease
Video: Finding Income 
Feb. 9, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Where can the conservative investor find income without taking on a lot of risk? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel offers her insight.
Video: Appropriately Bullish 
Feb. 9, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
What are the biggest headwinds and tailwinds to Federated’s bullish view on the U.S. economy and equity markets? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel provides her take.
Weekly Update: We just want to have fun 
Feb. 6, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Low gas prices, rising wages and more jobs are giving consumers a lot of reasons to be happier
Weekly Update: The elephant in the room 
Jan. 30, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Lower oil prices are confusing investors for now but the benefits should lift their spirits later
Weekly Update: As Casablanca's Capt. Renault would say, 'I'm shocked! Shocked!' 
Jan. 23, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
ECB actions and lower oil should pay dividends down the road
Weekly Update: Where energy is concerned, 'big, old and ugly' may be beautiful 
Jan. 16, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Investors seeking to call a bottom to oil should be careful but there are ways to benefit
Weekly Update: Welcome to the New Year ... now what should we worry about?! 
Jan. 9, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
It may come down to whether the U.S. is strong enough to keep the world afloat until better times come knocking at Europe's and China's doors
Yearly Special: Welcome to the new age! 
Dec. 30, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Fundamentals and technicals suggest the equity rally has plenty of room to run in 2015
Weekly Update: Merry Christmas, indeed! 
Dec. 19, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Fed, stronger growth, lower oil and muted inflation are adding to the usual Santa Claus Rally
Weekly Update: To USA Today headline 'Falling Oil Threatens Recovery,' I say, 'Huh?' 
Dec. 12, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Lower oil may be hurting markets but there's little reason to suspect it will derail economy
Weekly Update: You go girl! 
Dec. 5, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
There is not a lot in the way of the equity market's upward momentum
Weekly Update: Thank you for being you! 
Nov. 26, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Global disinflation may be the big driver for stocks going into 2015
Weekly Update: Don’t fight the Fed, ECB, Bank of Japan, People's Bank of China …. 
Nov. 21, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Surprise rate cut in China and pledges for more easing in Europe add to market catalysts
Weekly Update: This may be one of the most unloved bull markets of all time 
Nov. 14, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
As everyone frets and the media ignores it, the market keeps setting new highs
Weekly Update: If it weren't for its finances, winter and traffic, Chicago would be perfect 
Nov. 7, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Economic data, elections and seasonality are supportive of a good end to the year for equities
Weekly Update: Was that correction just a horror flick? 
Oct. 31, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Risk assets jump on surprise Bank of Japan news; earnings and economy should keep rally going.
Weekly Update: Atlanta investors are spooked about many things, never mind Halloween 
Oct. 24, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Bull markets, particularly when no recession is in sight, love to climb a wall of worry.
Weekly Update: No one knows how Ebola will play out, but this correction is a no-brainer 
Oct. 17, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
With no U.S. recession in sight and earnings coming in strong, the worst may be over
Weekly Update: This may be 'the' correction—but Clooney or Gross won't likely flinch 
Oct. 10, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Global growth concerns and dollar weigh on earnings outlook but fundamentals still look good
Weekly Update: The craft beer capital of the world 
Oct. 3, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Market worries over mildly disappointing data give way to a very strong jobs report
Weekly Update: That heavenly smell is not hops 
Sept. 26, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
This current expansion arguably is still in the middle innings.
Weekly Update: With all the drama in Scotland and the Fed, we should be focusing on China 
Sept. 18, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
There are many reasons this bull market should continue ... and one big reason to be cautious
Weekly Update: Obama's 'Strategy' mentions nothing about ECONOMIC patriotism 
Sept. 12, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Incumbent Senate Democrats struggle to make a haves vs. have-nots election strategy stick
Weekly Update: Vroom, vroom in the Motor City 
Sept. 5, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Easy Fed, easier ECB and accelerating domestic economy bolster the bullish case
Weekly Update: Back to school 
Aug. 29, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Don't let occasional pullbacks fool you; this market remains on a long-term uptrend
Weekly Update: Where are we? 
Aug. 22, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
August data and Fed comments provide more impetus for the bull
Weekly Update Special: Three's a charm 
Aug. 15, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Longer-term inflation, consumer, energy and manufacturing trends bode well for economy and equities
Weekly Update Special: Why would anyone put a dividend-oriented fund in a 401(k)? 
Aug. 8, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
For total return, that's why.
Weekly Update Special: How can you be complacent and cautious at the same time? 
Aug. 1, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
A bull market loves to climb a wall of worry and a correction every now and then
Weekly Update: Life is like the "Seinfeld" show 
Jul. 25, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
The data continue to support our long-term bullish call
Video: Positioning Portfolios for the Rest of 2014 and Beyond 
Jul. 24, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
What should investors be watching in equities? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel provides her take.
Video: Support for the Bull Market and Stocks 
Jul. 22, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
Has the bull market run its course? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel offers her insights.
Weekly Update: The dark underside of job growth 
Jul. 18, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
We're getting jobs, but not a lot of good ones. And that could deter growth and the market.
Weekly Update: Whisper words of wisdom 
Jul. 11, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
So what if stocks pull back a bit? With no recession in sight, the longer trend is bullish
Weekly Update Special: Happy Fourth of July! 
Jul. 2, 2014 :: Linda A. Duessel
There are reasons to be bullish ... and bearish