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| 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.
| Weekly Update: Horror is a relative term, I guess |
Apr. 22, 2016 ::
These are interesting times, with arguments both pro- and anti-equities making sense. In the end, maybe we keep trading in the relatively narrow range where we've been for awhile.
| Weekly Update: On the one hand, on the other... |
Apr. 15, 2016 ::
There are mixed signals on whether the recent rally has legs or if perhaps another down-leg lies ahead.
| Weekly Update: High winds |
Apr. 8, 2016 ::
Much like the winds this week, the market has been choppy, with no clear sense of when or whether the ride will turn smoother.
| Weekly Update: Uncertainty = Q4?! |
Apr. 1, 2016 ::
Yellen cages the hawks and indicates the Fed stands ready to do more stimulus if need be. Not surprisingly, the market rallies as its love of easy money trumped worries over uncertainty.
| Weekly Update: How much would you pay to sleep well at night? |
Mar. 24, 2016 ::
There are a lot of reasons to be encouraged by the market, and a lot of reasons to be concerned.
| Weekly Update: March Madness |
Mar. 18, 2016 ::
On the road in basketball-mad North Carolina.
| Weekly Update: I've got a case of popcorn for Tuesday night |
Mar. 11, 2016 ::
Trump's march toward the nomination appears inevitable, with Tuesday's winner-take-all states the last establishment bulwark.
| Weekly Update: #NeverTrump = President Clinton? |
Mar. 4, 2016 ::
As Trump's rise to the GOP nomination seems inevitable, the markets are left to ponder the impact.
| Weekly Update: What trumps Trump? |
Feb. 26, 2016 ::
How China gets out of its current morass may go a long way toward determining how this market behaves in coming months.
| Weekly Update: Crickets are quiet until they gather and let their hair down |
Feb. 19, 2016 ::
The rally has been nice but the undercurrents suggest some turbulence ahead.
| Weekly Update: Main Street is calmer than Wall Street for a change |
Feb. 12, 2016 ::
As the risk-off trade continues, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy look pretty good, particularly for households.
| Weekly Update: Technical recession watch |
Feb. 5, 2016 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
Seasonal and technical factors suggest a little more volatility before a possible strong rally
| Weekly Update: What the heck? |
Aug. 28, 2015 ::
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 ::
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 ::
New Orleans is laid back, but the markets are fretting about China's economy and currency devaluation.
| 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.
| Vacation Special: Did you ever wonder why turtles walk so slowly? |
Aug. 6, 2015 ::
A rising-rate environment could benefit income-oriented strategies
| Weekly Update: A turtle comes to mind |
Jul. 30, 2015 ::
The market seems to be sending mixed signals but the longer-term bullish trend remains intact
| Weekly Update: Tobacco Road |
Jul. 24, 2015 ::
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 ::
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 ::
China, Greece and computer glitches add to a beautiful Wall of Worry
| Vacation Special: Whither consumer spending—boomers and millennials collide |
Jun. 30, 2015 ::
Whether the economy takes off comes down to whether consumers start spending more
| Weekly Update: In an aloha state of mind |
Jun. 26, 2015 ::
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 ::
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 ::
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 ::
Lingering questions over record margins may be behind this sideways market
| 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.