All Market Views by Linda A. Duessel

Weekly Update: Clarity in the sunshine 
May 25, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
On the road in basketball-mad North Carolina.
Weekly Update: I've got a case of popcorn for Tuesday night 
Mar. 11, 2016 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: Linda A Duessel
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 :: 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
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.