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04/01/24
Two months of higher-than-expected inflation didn’t stop the rally from extending to a fifth month.

03/20/24
The question now is, when will the Fed actually make its first rate cut in more than four years?

03/14/24
Longevity, decarbonization and technology disruption could provide long-term investment opportunities.

03/11/24
Consider these five investing ideas where we think the market may be missing the full picture.

03/07/24
The era of ultra-low interest rates has passed. But smart investors may find that is not such a bad thing.

03/01/24
Mixed inflation data may have raised concerns about Fed cut rate cuts, but it ultimately failed to discourage investors last month.

02/20/24
The coming years could bring stronger economic growth, greater business productivity, and a new set of stock market winners. How can investors position themselves now to benefit?

02/13/24
The coming years could bring stronger economic growth, greater business productivity, and a new set of stock market winners. How can investors position themselves now to benefit?

02/01/24
Themes that made their presence felt last month may dominate the market discussion throughout the year.

01/17/24
This year’s election outcome could have a big impact on taxes, Social Security and health-care policy. How can investors like you prepare?

01/02/24
What’s next for investors after the market ends 2023 on a high note?

12/15/23
Learn how to spot—and potentially avoid—common mistakes that some investors make in a market sell-off.

12/13/23
The Fed leaves rates unchanged, but reminds markets it will remain vigilant in the fight against inflation.

12/05/23
Navigating the market during times of global conflict can be challenging. Here’s what investors should know to help safeguard your portfolio.

12/04/23
Navigating the market during times of global conflict can be challenging. Here’s what investors should know to help safeguard your portfolio.

12/01/23
Will the market remain in a giving mood as we get deeper into the holiday shopping season?

11/30/23
Navigating the market during times of global conflict can be challenging. Here’s what investors should know to help safeguard your portfolio.

11/28/23
The development of human-machine interfaces is taking a leap forward. Learn what it means for investors.

11/22/23
New investment strategies, demand for resources and more stringent regulations are shaping the next decade of sustainable investing.

11/13/23
Many pundits are bullish on stocks, but there may be evidence that investors need to prepare for a less rosy scenario.

11/01/23
Find out how to stay on target as the market grapples with turbulence and adjusts to a “new normal.”

10/30/23
Should investors be concerned about the surging national debt? Wealth Management’s Lisa Shalett shares three risks to watch and what it could mean for your portfolio.

10/20/23
Some investors are reevaluating their optimism for lower rates from the Federal Reserve and making these portfolio adjustments.

10/13/23
Why interest rates and economic growth could defy market expectations and stay elevated–and how investors can prepare.

10/09/23
The US dollar and oil prices are surging, creating a dual threat for global economies, companies, and consumers. How can investors prepare?

09/29/23
The Federal Reserve has long warned of sticky inflation and a need to keep interest rates aloft. Now markets seem to be listening. Here’s what that could mean for your portfolio.

09/20/23
The Fed leaves rates unchanged, but additional hikes aren't out of the question.

09/19/23
A US government shutdown looks increasingly likely. Here are the answers to some of the questions investors may have.

09/14/23
As US companies face down $2.6 trillion in debt coming due, investment-grade bonds may see stronger performance than high-yield bonds and loans.

09/01/23
Surging interest rates, a deteriorating Chinese economy, and mixed US economic results may continue to weigh on stocks.

09/01/23
Find out what investors can do to navigate volatility and the Fed’s “higher for longer” interest rate landscape.

08/18/23
With solid yields and potential for price appreciation, US government bonds could offer a prudent hedge for some investors’ portfolios.

08/11/23
The economy’s resilience is keeping investors bullish on US stocks. It may be time to prepare for a less favorable scenario.

08/04/23
Equity investors are convinced the inflation fight is all but over and now expect imminent rate cuts, but the Fed may have other ideas.

08/01/23
Find out what’s on the investment horizon as the economy—and the stock market—cruised into the second half of the year.

07/26/23
The Fed follows through on its pledge to raise interest rates.

07/26/23
Many people borrow in order to buy homes, pay taxes, and finance personal interests. They also borrow to finance businesses, college educations, or other needs.

07/21/23
Though corporate profits may worsen near term, a strong labor market, robust housing demand, and resurgent business spending could help reignite US economic growth next year. How should you invest?

07/18/23
Bond volatility, surging interest rates, and a resilient US dollar suggest investors should beware of the bust that could follow the boom.

07/17/23
The midyear outlook articles and Thoughts on the Market podcast delivers thoughtful analysis on the events that shape the market. All brought to you by a variety of voices with Morgan Stanley.

07/03/23
Find out how simple adjustments can help make your portfolio more robust, rain or shine.

06/28/23
Learn why many are considering investing in gold, how to invest yourself, and the role gold can play to hedge against risk in your portfolio.

06/22/23
In the face of high interest rates, global GDP growth is likely to slow to 2.9% this year and stay lackluster in 2024.

06/21/23
Gold has long been viewed as a ‘safe haven’ for investors in a slowing economy. Here’s why Morgan Stanley strategists believe now may be a good time to buy the precious metal.

06/16/23
Investors may want to consider high-quality long-duration bonds, equities in Japan and emerging markets, and mortgage-backed securities through the end of 2023.

06/14/23
The Federal Reserve hit the pause button at its latest policy meeting.

06/08/23
There are several ways you can potentially hedge your risk when investing during a recession. Learn what they are and how to use them.

06/05/23
The market may breathe a collective sigh of relief following a debt-ceiling resolution, but here’s why investors may want to consider staying alert.

06/01/23
With a handful of mega-cap stocks dominating the S&P 500, concentration could leave your portfolio vulnerable to potential losses.

04/15/24
April volatility continues as inflation data extends rate-cut uncertainty.

04/11/24
Market stumbled on Wednesday as the CPI surprised to the upside for a third month.

04/08/24
All eyes on inflation as strong labor market leaves June rate cut up in the air.

04/05/24
Conspicuous options trades may highlight a large trader’s short-term outlook on this renewable energy provider.

04/03/24
Unusual options trading accompanies an unusual move in this healthcare stock.

04/01/24
Market concludes strong quarter with quiet, but bullish, week.

03/28/24
Trading ranges can entice short-term traders, but taking advantage of price breakouts is easier said than done.

03/25/24
More records for the major indexes as the Fed shares its thoughts on inflation.

03/22/24
Aerospace stock recently broke a key technical level. Will it hold at the next one?

03/20/24
Stock reverses amid heavy options volume as stock tests six-month lows.

03/18/24
Stocks slip as inflation numbers come in above expectations.

03/14/24
Insurance stock’s rally offers a lesson in the relative nature of volatility.

03/12/24
Upside burst sends gold to record highs, but mining stocks haven’t shined as brightly.

03/11/24
Eighth-straight week of record highs for SPX, but market loses ground for the week.

03/08/24
Do price charts really abhor gaps the same way nature abhors a vacuum?

03/04/24
Market pushes rally into new month as inflation concerns ease.

02/28/24
“Overextended” stocks can provide trade opportunities—except that it’s impossible to know when a stock is overextended.

02/26/24
Market rides NVDA earnings rally to fresh records.

02/23/24
A stock’s rally—after coming up short on earnings—gets a twist in the options market.

02/20/24
Market bends, but doesn’t break as inflation numbers surprise to the upside.

02/16/24
Do traders think this consumer stock will repeat one of its post-earnings patterns?

02/14/24
Did the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) give advance warning about Tuesday’s stock sell-off?

02/12/24
S&P 500 tops 5,000 for the first time as inflation data takes center stage.

02/09/24
Traders bid up call options as software company breaks out less than a week before earnings.

02/07/24
The S&P 500 is within shouting distance of another “historic” milestone. Does it matter?

02/05/24
Stocks ride out volatile week to hit new record highs.

02/02/24
A trader appears to put on a large options position after this cyclical stock released earnings.

01/31/24
A market near record highs is about to enter a sometimes volatile portion of the calendar.

01/29/24
Market extends breakout, racks up new records as traders await Fed, jobs.

01/25/24
On the verge of a key announcement, an under-the-radar biotech stock turns out to be one of Wednesday’s biggest movers.

01/22/24
S&P 500 finally hit a new all-time high, but still needs to prove it can sustain a trend.

01/18/24
Large options trades appear as stock consolidates near long-term price ceiling.

01/16/24
Tech fuels another push toward record highs for the S&P 500.

01/12/24
Options volatility signals breakout in rangebound stock—or does it?

01/10/24
Options activity can sometimes offer insights into a stock's dynamics, but it can also mislead unwary traders.

01/08/24
Bears come out of hibernation to start the New Year.

01/05/24
Is this year’s presidential election likely to have an impact on the stock market?

01/03/24
Does 2023’s sector rotation have any implications for this year?

01/02/24
S&P 500 just misses new record as stocks close out a surprising 2023.

12/28/23
An update on the stock market’s historical performance in January.

12/26/23
Market run extends to eight weeks as record-setting 2023 winds down.

12/21/23
Viewing price action from multiple angles can shed light on whether a market move is worth noting.

12/19/23
Stocks have tended to rally around the holidays, but a Santa Claus Rally isn’t a given.

12/18/23
Stocks roll into the final weeks of 2023 as investors look ahead to New Year.

12/15/23
Different markets set notable milestones this week after the latest Fed meeting.

12/11/23
Stocks climb for sixth-straight week amid mixed messages from the labor market.

12/08/23
Combining long and short options can help traders avoid the drawbacks of falling volatility and time loss.

12/06/23
Tech stock’s sell-off illustrates challenges of deciphering price action in real time.

12/04/23
Stocks push current weekly streak to five, wrap up one of the strongest November in recent decades.

12/01/23
Tech stock’s sell-off illustrates challenges of deciphering price action in real time.

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