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| Weekly Update: My periwinkle heels were killer this week |
Apr. 21, 2017 ::
Despite all the short-term noise, the longer-term is looking pretty good.
| Weekly Update: On the road again |
Apr. 13, 2017 ::
A South Florida visit found many still fearful and that may be good for equities.
| Weekly Update: It's all about earnings |
Apr. 7, 2017 ::
There's a lot of noise, about Russia, missile strikes, the Fed, etc. But at the end of the day, what the market really cares about is earnings.
| Weekly Update: Don't be a gambler, be an investor |
Mar. 31, 2017 ::
Beyond all the noise, there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about stocks for the longer term.
| Weekly Update: Fantastic tax cuts would be so much fun! |
Mar. 24, 2017 ::
While the media gets caught up in repeal-and-reform debate, the White House and the market keep their eyes on a bigger prize.
| Weekly Update: Nothingburger |
Mar. 17, 2017 ::
The trend for stocks remains up and there's not a lot getting in the way.
| Weekly Update: A beautiful long and winding road |
Mar. 10, 2017 ::
Worries may arise over a looming Fed hike and Obamacare repeal-and-replace battles, but the longer view is still a good one.
| Weekly Update: All over the place in N.C. |
Mar. 3, 2017 ::
The market continues to touch new highs even as it enters a seasonally strong period. Can it keep going?
| Weekly Update: Trump, Trump, Trump ad nauseam |
Feb. 24, 2017 ::
Market is starting to want specifics, not rhetoric, on policy moves.
| Weekly Update: It's annual review time! |
Feb. 17, 2017 ::
Inflation is finding its way into the market vernacular, but it's not yet causing trouble.
| Weekly Update: Winter break |
Feb. 10, 2017 ::
The market likes what it's hearing but at some point, the rubber is going to need to meet the road.
| Weekly Update: Nothing going on here, so ... |
Feb. 3, 2017 ::
In Vancouver, they're worried about Trump. But in the U.S., the equity market still seems encouraged.
| Weekly Update: In the Great Northwest, trying to get their arms around this new administration |
Jan. 27, 2017 ::
Trump bump is benefitting markets but certain investors don't seem to care much.
| Weekly Update: Anticipating President (The?) Donald in La La Land |
Jan. 20, 2017 ::
We're about to find out if Trump can work with Congress to strengthen and broaden the reach of America's economy.
| Weekly Update: Will trickle-down economics work? |
Jan. 13, 2017 ::
While the market digests the work ahead for change, its more favorable outlook still centers on the ability of Trump's agenda to perk up growth.
| Weekly Update: Where are we in the business cycle? |
Jan. 6, 2017 ::
Expected Trumponomics stimulus will likely keep a late-stage business cycle going.
| 2017 Outlook: Let's take it easy |
Dec. 27, 2016 ::
As the calendar turns, a market euphoric over a pro-growth Trump may shift its focus to the frustrations of getting things done.
| Weekly Update: Santa does exist! |
Dec. 16, 2016 ::
We'll worry about next year later. Right now, it may not be worth fighting the tape.
| Weekly Update: I'm Team USA! |
Dec. 9, 2016 ::
A Republican sweep led by non-traditional Trump continues to lift the stock market to new highs.
| Weekly Update: 'I'm crazy bullish!' |
Dec. 2, 2016 ::
There are a lot of catalysts for the market through year-end, but Linda Duessel cautions investors not to get ahead of themselves.
| Weekly Update: My sincere thanks to you |
Nov. 23, 2016 ::
The ride may last a while longer but there are near-term roadblocks ahead.
| Weekly Update: A high-class problem |
Nov. 17, 2016 ::
Most everyone thinks the Republican sweep is driving the stock rally and bond sell-off. But maybe it only reinforced data pointing to a risk-on move already.
| Weekly Update: Land that I love |
Nov. 11, 2016 ::
His faults aside, Donald Trump's appeal and policies are a lot like Ronald Reagan's. Maybe we should call him, Ronald Trump?
| Weekly Update: Interest rates aren't nearly as sexy as this election |
Nov. 4, 2016 ::
All eyes are on Tuesday's election but Linda is watching inflation and interest rates.
| Weekly Update: Stagflation, seriously? |
Oct. 28, 2016 ::
The economy has issues but they aren't as bad as many think.
| Weekly Update: Warm milk, cold toast |
Oct. 21, 2016 ::
Evidence suggests U.S. economy will continue to muddle along, and that may be OK.
| Weekly Update: I am at peace |
Oct. 14, 2016 ::
With a Clinton victory appearing more likely, Linda focuses on what happens 4 years from now.
| Weekly Update: You don't have to tell me for whom you're voting |
Oct. 7, 2016 ::
Signs of strengthening as fall arrives may help equities but uncertainties abound, starting with the election.
| Weekly Update: In search of something better |
Sept. 30, 2016 ::
In Texas, they just want to see faster growth.
| Weekly Update: A positive spin on those ultra-low interest rates |
Sept. 23, 2016 ::
Low yields might actually not reveal anything useful about growth prospects, so growth might not be as bad as feared.
| Weekly Update: Hey, I'm not the one running for president! |
Sept. 16, 2016 ::
There seems to be a lot of anger and uncertainty out there over the election, the economy and the markets.
| Q&A: What role do demographics play in slowing economic growth? |
Sept. 13, 2016 ::
And what if slower means smoother, with fewer bubbles, booms and busts?
| Weekly Update: My limo driver at 5 a.m. wanted to discuss interest rates |
Sept. 9, 2016 ::
Monetary policy normalization, rather than accommodation, may pose systemic risk. Nearer-term, improving Trump's odds could spark a sell-off.
| Weekly Update: It was hot in Music City |
Sept. 2, 2016 ::
Lower rates for longer, no recession in sight and the market's behavior in past rate-hike cycles suggest that equities should remain in a bull.
| Weekly Update: September? December? |
Aug. 26, 2016 ::
It probably doesn't matter when the Fed rate hike comes. The longer-term view remains bullish.
| Early Election Special: For your beach-reading pleasure |
Aug. 17, 2016 ::
Linda Duessel breaks down the likely policy proposals and market impact of the top two presidential candidates.
| Weekly Update: Shaka! |
Aug. 12, 2016 ::
As the market hits new highs, investors are chill as the data pipeline slows during vacation season.
| Weekly Update: Is an inflation scare building? |
Aug. 5, 2016 ::
The news was good this week, and the market responded accordingly. But will potentially stronger growth also bring higher inflation and rates?
| Weekly Update: We could be worrying too much, continued ... |
Jul. 29, 2016 ::
Disappointing spring data and concerns over the election outcome may be masking a market that has more oomph than we think.
| Weekly Update: The world turned upside down |
Jul. 22, 2016 ::
It used to be P/E multiples would fall when inflation would rise; now it seems the opposite is true as the market yearns for growth and safety.
| Weekly Update: A new record high for the S&P just as conventions begin |
Jul. 15, 2016 ::
Markets grind ever higher as earnings and data lift spirits even as rates stay low and doubts abound.
| Weekly Update: If it's a good story, you keep telling it |
Jul. 8, 2016 ::
Yield strategies are holding firm in this low-rate, high uncertainty environment.
| Weekly Update: The trouble with committing political suicide |
Jul. 1, 2016 ::
The real concern over Brexit isn't the U.K. or even the EU. It's whether it marks a populist movement that will bring an end to globalization.
| Weekly Update: What do LeBron & Trump have in common? |
Jun. 22, 2016 ::
It promises to be an interesting few weeks.
| Weekly Update: 'Aren't you worried about interest rates?' |
Jun. 17, 2016 ::
Pending Brexit vote adds to uncertainty that's driving down yields.
| Weekly Update: We've got two choices |
Jun. 10, 2016 ::
A lot is weighing on investors' minds but at the top is Trump and the presidential election.
| Video: Strategies for a sideways market |
Jun. 2, 2016 ::
Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel discusses advisers' concerns and the markets sideways pattern.
| Video: Trump + Hillary = Sloppy Market |
Jun. 2, 2016 ::
Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel shares her thoughts on the impact of the presidential election on the markets.
| Election Special: Either he has it or he doesn't |
Jun. 2, 2016 ::
What if Trump becomes president? Linda looks at the implications for the markets and the economy.
| Weekly Update: Clarity in the sunshine |
May 25, 2016 ::
A lot of uncertainty is hanging over the market, but that should clear up in the next few months.
| Weekly Update: I have a disappointed client! |
May 20, 2016 ::
It's not what you think; I couldn't find any shoes worth buying in San Francisco. As for the market, sideways seems to be the fashion for now.
| Weekly Update: Maybe it's better that we don't get clarity |
May 13, 2016 ::
The market continues to struggle with disparate data on the economy. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
| Weekly Update: 'Who run the world' |
May 6, 2016 ::
There's no clear sign on whether equities have more upside or downside from here, suggesting the tight trading range of the past 2 years may continue.
| Weekly Update: My Pittsburgh masseur is going to build a tiny house |
Apr. 29, 2016 ::
Worries over negative rates, slow growth and an historically challenging seasonal period could knock the rally off its tracks.
| Video: Equity Outlook |
Aug. 14, 2015 ::
What’s the outlook for equities in the second half of 2015? Senior Equity Strategist Linda Duessel provides her insight.
| Video: Finding Income |
Feb. 9, 2015 ::
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 ::
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.