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Schwab: Stock Market Volatility

April 28, 2022

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, adding to a string of losses from last week and leaving the major stock indexes near or below their lows for the year, as investors reacted to the increasingly fraught picture for earnings and the economy. Disruptions related to the war in Ukraine and the strict COVID lockdowns in China, combined […]


LPL: Three Reasons Inflation Could Be Near A Peak

April 27, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022   Inflation continues to soar, dominating conversation and stretching consumer wallets. Last week’s inflation data saw consumer prices up 8.5% year over year, the most since the early 1980s, while producer prices were up 11.2%, the most ever. What can the Federal Reserve (Fed) do? Will it ever stop? Is this […]


John Hancock: Weekly Markey Recap Week Ended April 22nd

April 25, 2022

  Q1 GDP ahead A report scheduled to be released on Thursday will show whether the U.S. economy’s strong late 2021 momentum carried over into early 2022. The government will release its initial estimate of first-quarter GDP growth. In the previous quarter, the economy expanded at an annual rate of 6.9%; for full-year 2021, the […]


John Hancock: Patience Is A Virtue For Today’s Fixed-Income Investors

April 21, 2022

The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) on March 16 raised interest rates for the first time in the current economic cycle, to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, up from 0.00% to 0.25%.  While the rate hike was widely expected, the Fed’s outlook on inflation, the economy, and future rate hikes shifted dramatically, creating challenges for fixed-income investors. […]


PGIM: Fixed Income 2Q 2022 Outlook

April 20, 2022

Each quarter, PGIM Fixed Income publishes an outlook describing their views on the economy, as well as their expectations for sectors within fixed income markets. Here’s where they see value (and where they don’t) in the coming quarter. Click here to read.


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended April 15th

April 19, 2022

  Earnings time A handful of major U.S. banks kicked off earnings season with mixed results. Overall, the biggest banks are expected to suffer from difficult year-over-year comparisons to the big profits they reported earlier in the recovery from the pandemic. As of Friday, analysts were forecasting that first-quarter earnings for banks in the S&P […]


Hartford: 2Q Outlook

April 14, 2022

Markets continue to grapple with the war in Ukraine, inflation worries, and a host of other issues. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Market complications are piling up to start the year and weighing on equity and bond returns. It began with higher-than-expected inflation (the Consumer Price Index,2 or CPI, hit 7.9% in February) and the Federal […]


John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended April 8th

April 13, 2022

Earnings slowdown Relative to recent quarters, expectations are low heading into earnings season, which opens this week as major banks begin reporting first-quarter results. As of Friday, analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting companies in the S&P 500 to post earnings increases averaging 4.5% compared with the same period a year earlier. If the growth […]


LPL: Here Comes The Best Month Of The Year

April 7, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 After one of the worst starts to a year ever for stocks, March has seen a huge bounce. Incredibly, the S&P 500 Index is only about 4% away from new all-time highs. The big question is can the near-term strength continue? “The good news is stocks really appear to love April. […]


BlackRock: Q2 2022 Equity Market Outlook

April 6, 2022

Seeking resilience. 2022 started with rising interest rates, high inflation and unthinkable violence and human tragedy in Europe. Uncertainty is high, investing is more complicated and, we believe, active stock selection is more important. As Q2 begins, we see: Market overview and outlook A confluence of negative factors set U.S. stocks up for a difficult […]