While most economists expect the Fed to continue to hike interest rates over the near term, even as it downshifts from 0.75% to 0.50% increments, investors remain convinced that the Fed will soon end its rate hike cycle. So, we think there is some room for disappointment and market volatility will continue.
Alan Greenspan weighs in on whether the Fed can manage a “soft landing”. Can the Fed control inflation without causing a recission? To answer, Dr. Greenspan says you must differentiate between the stock market and the economy.
What goes up must come down? Not always. Inflation and Fed rate hikes bring increasing cost to investors. Are the higher rates here to stay? One thing that will stay until cancelled – subscriptions. Make sure you are not wasting money on forgotten subscription costs.
As China’s 20th Communist Party Congress concludes, western media and investors are paying attention to Xi Jinping’s nontypical appointment to a third term. Many are concerned that Xi will tighten market freedoms, leading to a weaker world economy. However, a look at recent policy tells a different story.
Regional bank and industrial sectors fend off recession, while interest rate sensitive stocks take a beating. Meanwhile, the energy sector soars.
A downshift in rate hikes is expected as the Fed still tries to navigate a soft landing. However, that doesn’t mean rate hikes will be ending soon.
As the monetary principle dating back to Queen Elizabeth I goes, “Bad money drives out good.” History repeats with the U.S. dollar in international markets, and past Fed Chairman Dr. Alan Greenspan explains.
It’s all about eddies this week. Eddie Munster (Halloween) and eddy currents because market waters are very swirly right now. We have the breakdown on seemingly conflicting market currents.
Investors turn to third quarter earnings reports and business outlooks for clues regarding a possible recession. But are their fears already priced in to the market? We analyze the ups and downs of semiconductor stocks to see where the chips may fall.