All Market Views by Linda A. Duessel

Weekly Update: Technical recession watch 
Feb. 5, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
Mixed signals fail to ease the uncertainty that's helping feed this market slump.
Weekly Update: Black gold, Texas tea? Not for awhile ... 
Jan. 29, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
Until oil settles, it's going to be volatile.
Weekly Update: 'Have we seen the low in oil? Have we seen the low in stocks?' 
Jan. 22, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
Finding bottoms can be a messy process, but absent a yet-unknown financial crisis, there's reason to think a buy-the-dips strategy would be a good one in this current environment.
Weekly Update: This stock market, it's a confidence game 
Jan. 15, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
It's hard to fight the tape when the mood is so sour. But behind this big Wall of Worry are some pretty solid economic fundamentals.
2016 Outlook Special: Whither the consumer, whither the economy 
Jan. 8, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
All the worries over oil and China seem to be overlooking one critical factor: consumers remain the dominant force in the economy, and all signs suggest they're ready to spend in the New Year.
2016 Outlook: Do you fear the turtle? 
Dec. 30, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
There are reasons to be concerned about 2016 but if the consumer comes through and oil prices indeed have bottomed, it should be a good year.
Weekly Update: I sure hope Santa comes 
Dec. 18, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Time is running short for the typical year-end Santa Claus rally but broader metrics suggest risk-on assets are set to move up in coming weeks.
Weekly Update: A lot is riding on Santa 
Dec. 11, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
The next few weeks may determine if we get the growth we need to justify our bullish outlook on 2016.
Weekly Update: I want a smoother ride 
Dec. 4, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Santa has some work to do if December is to match historical trends as the best month of the year for equity returns.
Weekly Update: Happy Thanksgiving; I'll see you in two weeks 
Nov. 20, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
The troubling divide between the haves and have-nots is casting a pall on a market that nonetheless is grinding seasonally higher.
Weekly Update: 'I'm in the business for 30 years, and Christmas always comes' 
Nov. 13, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
This pullback may linger and follows an overbought October; but Santa Claus should still come as the macro environment remans supportive
Weekly Update: Why is my husband looking at me that way? 
Nov. 6, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
As investors keep worrying, stocks keep rising on supportive data and trends
Weekly Update: Is it time to buy those Mason jars yet? 
Oct. 30, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
With seasonality and earnings favoring a continued equity rally and no recession in sight, there's no need yet to hoard cash
Weekly Update: An 'All Clear' for the economy from the LSI 
Oct. 23, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
With recession odds low, central banks loosening and earnings OK, a melt-up could be on the way
Weekly Update: Wisconsinites are humble 
Oct. 16, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
They also are worried, which may be good for a market that's sending mixed messages
Weekly Update: 47% of all jobs will be done by robots by 2030 
Oct. 9, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Market momentum could be signaling the year-end rally looms; S&P 500 at 2,040-2,060 will test
Weekly Update: In Texas, $70 is the new $100 
Oct. 2, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Recession worries are being voiced more often but trends suggest it's too early and a market rally into year-end is more likely
Weekly Update: 'Sell everything!' 
Sept. 25, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Bearishness may be understandable but it also is acting to underpin this bull market
Weekly Update: 'You think we'll have a recession five years from now? That soon?' 
Sept. 18, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
The Fed's inaction rattles the market but fundamentals still suggest a rally lies ahead
Weekly Update: I think it was the red dress 
Sept. 11, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
Seasonal and technical factors suggest a little more volatility before a possible strong rally
Weekly Update: What the heck? 
Aug. 28, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
History suggests the sell-off will test its recent lows before rallying strongly into year-end.
Weekly Update: Everybody's talking correction; something else stumped me 
Aug. 21, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
A mixed week of data and tepid FOMC minutes roil the markets, while oil and Donald Trump are on investors' minds.
Weekly Update: The Big Easy 
Aug. 14, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
New Orleans is laid back, but the markets are fretting about China's economy and currency devaluation.
Video: Equity Outlook 
Aug. 14, 2015 :: Linda A Duessel
What’s the outlook for equities in the second half of 2015? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel provides her insight.
Vacation Special: Did you ever wonder why turtles walk so slowly? 
Aug. 6, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
A rising-rate environment could benefit income-oriented strategies
Weekly Update: A turtle comes to mind 
Jul. 30, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
The market seems to be sending mixed signals but the longer-term bullish trend remains intact
Weekly Update: Tobacco Road 
Jul. 24, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
As the Wall of Worry grows and Fed tightening nears, individual investors seem to be avoiding stocks. This could be good for the bull.
Weekly Update: We won't be range-bound forever 
Jul. 17, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
Seasonal factors could see a near-term pullback but the longer term is shaping up nicely
Weekly Update: If China avoids a hard landing, we're good 
Jul. 10, 2015 :: Linda A. Duessel
China, Greece and computer glitches add to a beautiful Wall of Worry
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.