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11/02/22
What’s on the horizon for the markets after the Fed’s latest interest rate increase?

10/20/22
Recent action in the bond market may indicate higher interest rates and long-term inflation. What could it mean for investors?

10/14/22
Learn how to keep price increases from eroding the purchasing power of your cash. Explore investing as a way to help manage inflation while minimizing risk and volatility.

10/03/22
After a bearish September, find out which market catalysts may be in play as we head into the fourth quarter.

09/21/22
Fed funds rate at highest level since 2008 as Fed hikes by 0.75% again.

09/08/22
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.

09/08/22
Dynamics other than the Federal Reserve’s ongoing inflation fight are having an impact on investors’ portfolios. Risks and opportunities to watch.

09/01/22
The Fed hasn’t reached its destination yet, which means investors may be in for more of the bumpy ride they’ve experienced so far this year.

08/25/22
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.

08/10/22
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.

08/01/22
What should investors have on their radar after a big month of market news?

07/27/22
Fed hikes by 0.75%, brings Fed funds rate to highest level since 2018.

07/14/22
After markets suffered their worst first-half-year performance in decades, stocks have recently bounced. We dig into what could be driving these moves.

07/01/22
What should investors keep on their radar as the markets head deeper into summer?

06/22/22
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?

06/15/22
Corporate profits may not be as resilient as analysts’ forecasts. Why weaker earnings—and more volatility—may be ahead.

06/01/22
Find out what could be on the horizon for investors as the market heads into mid-year.

05/25/22
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.

05/25/22
After a volatile first half of the year in the markets, see where Morgan Stanley’s strategists expect more weakness—but also strength.

05/18/22
The odds of a recession in the next year are rising. What investors should keep in mind.

05/11/22
Wild swings in US stocks have left investors whiplashed and wondering what’s next. Three factors may be at play.

05/04/22
Find out what the Fed's rate hike could mean for the markets—and your portfolio.

05/02/22
How are the markets positioned after March’s potentially game-changing interest rate shift?

04/12/22
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.

04/01/22
How are the markets positioned after March’s potentially game-changing interest rate shift?

03/16/22
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.

03/16/22
Find out what the Fed's rate hike could mean for the markets—and your portfolio.

03/09/22
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.

03/01/22
Find out how geopolitical risks may influence the investing landscape.

02/08/22
Morgan Stanley Research analysts identify key issues that could shape industries and drive asset prices this year.

09/01/21
A look at the dominant market themes heading into September.

05/27/21
Not just water under the bridge: Which areas of the market may get a boost from an infrastructure bill?

11/23/22
Crude oil prices staged a high-momentum pivot over the past two days.

11/22/22
Find out how options traders were positioned as this stock tested a key price level.

11/21/22
Market dips after extending fall rally to nearly 13%, energy stocks tumble with oil.

11/18/22
Was a jump in negative sentiment a signal of bearishness or temporary bearish overkill?

11/17/22
A biopharma stock’s recent activity shows why some traders may use calls in a spread while others may use puts.

11/16/22
Traders and investors in the metals space can’t afford to lose track of what the dollar is doing.

11/15/22
When a breakout move looks like the running of the bulls, experienced traders know the importance of not getting stampeded.

11/14/22
Market rallies to fresh rebound highs amid inflation cool-down.

11/11/22
The SPX’s performance after other big days may provide some insight into what Thursday’s move could mean for the market.

11/10/22
Tech stock bounces after testing 28-month support level.

11/09/22
This stock’s recent momentum move suggests price gaps may not mean what some traders think they do.

11/08/22
Matching options trades in software stock suggest a large trader may be making a volatility play.

11/07/22
Stocks take a step back as Fed throws cold water on “pivot” chatter.

11/04/22
A support level and big intraday rally may pose potential opportunities—and challenges—for certain traders.

11/03/22
What did traders think about the options market’s forecast for a big move in this biopharma stock?

11/02/22
Healthcare stock’s pattern of challenging former support levels may be getting its biggest test of the year.

11/01/22
This industrial stock’s short-term momentum appears strong, but it may have longer-term barriers to confront.

10/31/22
High-profile tech names come up short, but market holds its ground.

10/28/22
Calendar spreads may appear to “trade time,” but they have a key volatility component.

10/27/22
Options volatility may decline after earnings, but that doesn’t mean options are “cheap.”

10/26/22
Traders were active in this surging stock’s call options, but does the underlying story contradict the headline?

10/25/22
Rangebound cloud stock has a few notable options positions as earnings approach.

10/24/22
First full week of earnings season goes to the bulls.

10/21/22
Big-tech earnings highlight ways to adjust options spreads for specific risk–reward outlooks.

10/20/22
Traders were busy in this consumer stock’s put options as prices approached year-to-date highs.

10/19/22
Clean energy stock’s short-term price pattern may make more sense in longer-term context.

10/18/22
Biopharma stock’s two-day price surge offers lesson on the nature of price momentum.

10/17/22
Stocks lose ground for week despite record-setting intraday rally.

10/14/22
Uptrending stocks have been a rare breed this year, and this one just made a big move after reporting its quarterly numbers.

10/13/22
What was the options market signaling about this tech stock’s potential volatility over the next month?

10/12/22
With earnings due in a week, traders were loading up on this trucking stock’s put options.

10/11/22
With the stock market challenging its 2022 lows, more traders may be consulting the VIX.

10/10/22
As traders await inflation numbers and earnings, stocks kick off October with—what else?—a hefty dose of volatility.

10/07/22
How can traders help make high volatility an ally rather than an enemy?

10/06/22
A little legwork can help shed light on what traders are doing behind the scenes in the options market.

10/05/22
Will October mimic September by following its historical script?

10/04/22
Auto stock’s big sell-off may have piqued the interest of contrarians, but the move may have been sending mixed signals.

10/03/22
Stocks start a new week, month, and quarter at their lowest levels of the year.

09/28/22
The stock market appeared to belly flop on Monday, but looks are often deceiving.

09/23/22
Many pandemic-era stock favorites fell out of favor, but one group may have more support than some traders think.

09/21/22
Conspicuous options trades may lead traders in one direction when the market may be going the other way.

09/20/22
A rare tech stock that’s rallied in 2022 sees some unusual options trading as it consolidates.

09/19/22
With Fed rate decision looming, market falls to two-month low after hotter-than-anticipated data.

09/15/22
With a potential strike looming, traders pressured stocks in this industry—and traded more of their puts.

09/14/22
This cloud stock’s Tuesday drop may have interested bargain hunters—especially options traders.

09/13/22
A large—and new—position in soon-to-expire calls offers a front-row seat to stock–options dynamics.

09/12/22
Market makes most of holiday-shortened week, snaps losing streak.

09/09/22
Was a large options trader targeting near-term gains in this cloud stock?

09/08/22
Rally—and pullback—unfolds as obesity drug story gains traction.

09/07/22
Crude oil’s latest test of a longstanding support level occurred just as OPEC made a surprise production announcement.

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