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Learn how to align investments with a vision for a more sustainable world—while still pursuing financial goals.

Know the moves to make before year-end to start 2023 on the right track.

When it comes to investing for future education costs, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Consider these important factors and possible solutions.

They're tax friendly, flexible, and available to anyone. Yet, 529 education savings plans are still underused. Here are five things that parents, grandparents, and anyone hoping to get a leg up on college costs need to know.

After two years of near-zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve’s aggressive policy pivot has changed the market outlook. We break down the effects on bonds, stocks, and portfolios.

Structured investments can enhance a traditional stock and bond portfolio to address specific investment objectives within an overall investment plan—but they come with unique features and risks.

Structured investment products can be divided into four basic categories, each offering features designed for specific objectives.

Help your financial wellness with tips regarding retirement savings through different life stages.

For LGBT+ couples who decide to tie the knot, it’s important to review financial plans and understand the financial impacts of marriage. These tips can help.

Planning to meet spending needs in retirement requires thinking beyond sizing up a paycheck. We dig into the “Go-Go”, “Slow-Go”, and “No-Go” retirement stages, common spending patterns, and income strategies for today’s retiree.

Learn the options for how to pay off debt you took on to pay for school.

Whether it’s panic selling, hiding out in cash, or making knee-jerk decisions in volatile markets, these behaviors can hurt investors in the long term. Learn how to spot—and avoid—common mistakes.

Thinking of taking the next step with someone special? Head off money headaches by talking about your finances first.

When it comes to tax planning, it’s helpful to think ahead. Learn three guiding principles for investors.

Learn how investors can help empower women and improve corporate diversity practices. Plus, explore how a gender lens can uncover investment risks and opportunities that might otherwise not be apparent.

Check out these five steps to help make smart spending and saving decisions.

We all know we should have money set aside for emergencies. Here’s how to go about it.

These funds may provide a lower-risk, liquid vehicle for short-term investors.

Learn common challenges and considerations when planning for retirement income.

Learn what closed-end funds are, how they compare to open-end funds, and considerations when investing in them.

Investing in equality for women can potentially increase a company’s—and your portfolio’s—bottom line.

Explore why responsible investing matters, trends in responsible investing, and how to approach it.

Learn about the differences between credit and debit cards, the various card types, and how to avoid destructive debt.

Discover the differences between gold and silver, how to invest in each, and considerations for adding precious metals to portfolios.

With the new year underway, it’s time to take stock of your budget, debt, and investments—and check them against your financial goals. These six steps can help get you started.

Too much debt can be crippling, but some debt, managed wisely, can be a smart financial tool. Check out three things to consider when deciding whether to take on debt.

The stock market is the cornerstone of investing. Before getting started, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basics, including market indexes, the different types of stocks, and the factors that can affect a stock’s market value.

For investors, international equities can enhance diversification and offer growth potential. In fact, long-term demographic trends may even favor some non-US markets. Explore the different types of international markets and ways to invest.

Treasuries are a low-risk way to diversify portfolios and can provide ballast in times of uncertainty. Learn about the different types, benefits, and risks.

As investors explore ways to enhance returns and manage risk, liquid alternative funds have emerged as a potential choice. Learn what they are and what to consider before investing.

We break down the differences between active and passive investing and show how both, separately or together, may add value to portfolios.

A company’s market capitalization, or its market value, can help investors decide if the stock is a good fit for their portfolio. Learn how to calculate a market cap and the features of different market caps.

The consumer staples sector consists of goods that are constantly in demand, offering an option for investors seeking to incorporate a defensive strategy into their portfolios.

The utilities sector represents resources that are always in demand (think: water, gas), and it’s typically used as a defensive play in a portfolio. We break down characteristics of the utilities sector and key investing considerations.

Bonds are assigned ratings by financial research firms, which gauge the issuer’s creditworthiness. What factors determine these bond ratings, and how can investors use them?

Green bonds give fixed income investors a way to incorporate environmental and social causes into their portfolio strategies. We dig into what green bonds are, how they’ve started to gain traction, and what to consider before investing.

It’s important to start saving as early as possible. Learn why—plus get tips on how to become a savvy saver.

Whether you’re applying for a mortgage, purchasing car insurance, or signing up with a new internet provider, you will inevitably be asked about your credit. Understanding how this number is calculated and how to establish a healthy credit score early on in life can help increase your financial freedom and purchasing power in the future.

Investors may turn to money market mutual funds to generate potential earnings on cash needed in a short time frame. Ultra-short bond funds are another investing vehicle that may offer modestly higher yields—but also higher risk. Learn the difference between the two products.

While gold isn’t a strategic asset class, there are certain reasons to consider adding exposure. See three ways to go about it.

Climate change presents risks, but there are ways for investors to take part in positive change.

Municipal bonds, like other bonds, can provide investors with fixed income payments and capital preservation—but it’s their tax advantages that investors are often most curious about. Learn what to consider when investing in municipal bonds.

Investors can take steps to prepare their portfolios for inflation, which is on the rise as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 recession. Diversifying with assets like real estate, commodities, or Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), can help hedge the risks of higher prices.

Money is one of the trickiest topics to discuss but avoiding the conversation can be even more problematic. These tips can help start the dialogue with your family.

Learn about common social engineering scams you may encounter and ways to help prevent them.

Learn how to help protect you or your loved ones from common elder abuse scams.

Investors include bonds or fixed-income securities in their portfolio for any number of reasons—from their lower risk profile to their reliable interest payments, among other advantages. As with all investments, bonds also carry risks to be mindful of—including interest rate and inflation risk. Investors can use several strategies to help reduce the effect inflation and higher interest rates have on bonds to create an even lower risk income stream.

Large global banks have an opportunity to develop new ‘green’ sources of revenue tied to everything from carbon trading to helping finance the estimated $50 trillion needed to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Innovative treatments, policies, and physician engagement could help the market for weight-management medicines reach $54 billion in the next decade.

The classic portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds may no longer provide the same level of returns it has delivered previously, but it may still be right for some investors. Here’s why.

Dynamics other than the Federal Reserve’s ongoing inflation fight are having an impact on investors’ portfolios. Risks and opportunities to watch.

The cybersecurity sector is rapidly growing and developing new ways to guard against sophisticated attacks. How can investors participate in this long-term opportunity?

Learn why Morgan Stanley expects China’s economy to reopen by the end of 2022 and how investors can prepare for the shift from COVID-zero.

Learn why municipal bonds align with ESG principles that could make a positive impact and why these securities may be undervalued.

The global economy is becoming increasingly decentralized as part of a trend dubbed “slowbalization.” A look at what that means for supply chains and which countries and sectors may benefit from the shift toward a multipolar world economy.

Enduring strength in the US labor market could help forestall an economic recession—but at the expense of corporate profitability. Here’s what investors should watch.

Aging populations and lower technology costs are propelling companies to invest more in productivity-boosting automation. What could this mean for investors?

Global e-commerce stocks surged during the early days of Covid-19 but have since slumped. Despite overall slowing economic activity, key trends suggest e-commerce still has room to grow. What it means for economies, industries, and investors.

The “gig economy” is quickly evolving into a “multi-earner era” built on platforms that make it easy for individuals to plug into large audiences and earning power. Learn more about this emerging investing theme.

After markets suffered their worst first-half-year performance in decades, stocks have recently bounced. We dig into what could be driving these moves.

With the Federal Reserve’s recent 75-basis-point rate hike, the probability of recession has risen. How should investors prepare for what may come next?

Corporate profits may not be as resilient as analysts’ forecasts. Why weaker earnings—and more volatility—may be ahead.

India’s GDP has increased 11-fold, and its equity market cap has grown by 30-fold over the past three decades. Discover what’s behind the country’s economic growth and the unique characteristics of its stock market.

After a volatile first half of the year in the markets, see where Morgan Stanley’s strategists expect more weakness—but also strength.

Persistent inflation, supply chain constraints, the continuing pandemic, and war in Ukraine signal a significant slowdown in global GDP growth this year—but not a worldwide recession.

The odds of a recession in the next year are rising. What investors should keep in mind.

Wild swings in US stocks have left investors whiplashed and wondering what’s next. Three factors may be at play.

Changes in the yield curve can signal concerns about the economy. Morgan Stanley strategists break down recent moves and why they may be less worrisome than in the past.

Carbon capture and storage could represent one of the best solutions for achieving a net-zero future while still meeting the world’s growing energy needs.

Despite economic uncertainty during COVID-19, individual investor interest in sustainable investing reached new heights in some demographics.

The gap between the world’s renewable supply of water and demand is expected to be 40% by 2030, bringing a new urgency to addressing water scarcity. Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Research Team does a deep dive on the causes, implications, and solutions.

The conflict in Ukraine has already exacted a heavy toll. Though the outcome is unclear, the war will continue to weigh on global economies, with ramifications for central bank policy, energy, commodities and more. A look at the path ahead.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the world, adding to the risks and uncertainties ahead for the global economy. How to navigate what may lie ahead.

Rising incomes, record levels of household wealth, and healthy personal finances could drive a consumer-spending boom that powers stocks for years to come. Learn how your portfolio may benefit.

The global battery economy is shifting into high gear thanks to rapid EV adoption, improving technology and a new urgency for governments and corporates to decarbonize. A look at key takeaways for investors on this emerging theme.

Morgan Stanley Research analysts identify key issues that could shape industries and drive asset prices this year.

A new study from Calvert, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, examines whether racial and ethnic board diversity can have a positive effect on stock performance.

Climate change, security, and telecoms are among the key themes driving a boom in the space economy. Here's a look at what’s behind the increased interest.

Recent trends in technology and innovation are changing the health care sector. What does that mean for investors?

Increasing demand and significant cost reductions have changed the clean energy landscape. Learn how decarbonization efforts may present opportunities for investors.

The virtual realm known as the metaverse may be the world of tomorrow, but two technologies that enable it could create opportunities for investors today.

The new credit payment is the latest Fintech disruptor. Can established legacy banks adapt to keep up with the increased e-commerce demand and the red-hot tech services?

Investors have had mixed reactions to the 5G rollout worldwide, but an analysis of early-adopter markets suggests that 5G is surpassing expectations. Here are five key takeaways.

Podcasting revenue growth could be at an inflection point as content investment, expanding distribution, and advertising tech come together. Morgan Stanley Research offers an in-depth look at the future of audio.

The convergence of social media and gaming, along with increased opportunities for in-game monetization and the addition of new gaming platforms have fueled growth in the industry. What trends may be of interest to investors?

The data revolution in computing has accelerated the convergence of the next era of tech: internet of things, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and automation. What’s the opportunity for investors?

As Gen Z joins Gen Y in the workforce, the two cohorts could deliver a sizable jolt to US GDP, consumption, wages, and housing—presenting a bullish outlook for investors.

As Millennials and Gen Z overtake Baby Boomers as the dominant US consumers, which retail categories might benefit from the generational passing of the prime spending baton?

Findings from a recent Morgan Stanley survey reveal significant growth prospects for the online dating industry.

What’s another way to play compelling electrification themes, such as electric cars, modern energy grids, storage, and distributed power? A unique take for investors.

As the economy moves into the next stage of growth, many analysts anticipate supply constraints and robust demand combining to incentivize business investment. Learn what the evolving landscape may mean for energy-related companies.

Despite talk of COVID driving a long-term exodus from big cities, Morgan Stanley Research analysis shows that many are booming or rebounding. What does that mean for assets tied to urban living?

Findings from a recent Morgan Stanley survey revealed where CIOs plan to spend, as companies work to safeguard network and application access and detect cyber threats.

Findings from a recent Morgan Stanley survey highlight key initiatives within the evolving world of cloud tech.

Growth stocks’ recent outperformance has investors wondering whether the long-awaited value comeback has already faded—some key trends suggest otherwise.

Morgan Stanley Research breaks down the evolution of cybersecurity analytics as more companies move their operations and services to the cloud.

Morgan Stanley Research explores what the post-pandemic work environment could mean for office REITs.

Social distancing may have kicked online shopping into higher gear—with potentially lasting impact on brick-and-mortar retail margins.

New modes of computing with the capacity to “think" will power the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI), potentially creating significant opportunities.

MedTech’s adoption of artificial intelligence could deliver increased productivity, lower costs, and improved patient outcomes in the coming years. We explore what investors should consider in this industry.

Not just water under the bridge: Which areas of the market may get a boost from an infrastructure bill?

Semiconductors are a $400 billion industry with demand booming as everyday objects become more high tech. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management highlights what investors should consider in this high-growth industry.

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