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07/01/24
The major stock indexes pushed to higher highs in June, but a narrow slice of the market continued to drive the gains.

06/07/24
Amid a backdrop of steady growth, declining inflation and interest rate cuts, investors may look to corporate credit and agency mortgage-backed securities for opportunity as well as European and Japanese equities.

06/07/24
Global growth should stay steady at just over 3% in 2024 and 2025, though volatility will remain as a pickup in growth around the world contrasts with a slowdown in the U.S.

06/03/24
After slowing in March, the stock market rally took a step back in April. Commodity prices didn’t.

05/29/24
Artificial intelligence is set to become a $3 trillion industry in the next several years. Where can investors find potential opportunities?

05/28/24
The global market for the blockbuster drugs could increase by 15-fold over the next five years as their benefits expand beyond weight loss, with expected implications for consumer goods and longevity.

05/01/24
After slowing in March, the stock market rally took a step back in April. Commodity prices didn’t.

04/17/24
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?

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.

03/08/24
Investing in the S&P 500 today may mean overexposure to a handful of mega-cap tech stocks known as “the Magnificent 7.”

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.

02/13/24
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.

09/14/23
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
With interest rates near their highest levels in years , now is the time to reevaluate your estate planning.

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.

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.

07/17/23
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.

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.

06/21/23
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.

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

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

05/12/23
Explore these long-term investment opportunities to watch when the market shifts from bear to bull.

04/26/23
Companies across industries have struggled in recent years with breakdowns in the global supply chain, leaving them vulnerable to lost opportunities. As a result, some US companies are considering whether to shift jobs, processes, and sourcing back home. Such “reshoring” efforts may require significant new capital investment and could lead to potential opportunities for investors over the next decade.

04/10/23
If rising inflation becomes the norm for years to come, how can investors prepare?

03/29/23
Artificial intelligence beyond the hype, a potential breakthrough in health tech, a near-term opportunity in PCs, and more trends in technology and beyond.

03/28/23
After a period of robust economic expansion, the U.S. is likely to see weaker growth in the months ahead. 1 Fortunately, there are steps you can take as uncertainty rises. Consider these five preemptive strategies that may help shore up your finances.

07/11/24
Find out how the stock market has performed in recent years after the CPI report.

07/10/24
Recent high-profile stock splits show the surprising way these events sometimes unfold.

07/08/24
Bulls grabbed the first week of July amid more Fed-friendly economic data.

07/01/24
Things will only get more interesting after one of the better first halves of the past seven decades ends on a mixed note.

06/28/24
A look at how stock market performance in July has evolved over the years.

06/20/24
Why option buyers need to keep time front of mind when making trade decisions.

06/18/24
We can learn a great deal about 2024’s stock market rally by comparing it to others that have unfolded in recent decades.

06/17/24
But stocks were mixed last week even as some benchmarks rallied to new highs.

06/13/24
This biopharma stock hasn’t done much lately, but the options market may be signaling that may change.

06/11/24
Back-to-back days of heavy options volume put healthcare stock on trader radar.

06/10/24
Bulls extend tech upswing, ignore mixed jobs picture in first week of new month.

06/03/24
Stocks end month at three-week low as steady inflation data fails to cheer traders.

05/30/24
What’s the trading prescription for a healthcare stock after its retreat to a multi-month low?

05/28/24
The major indexes were mixed last week even though some hit new record highs.

05/24/24
Elevated options volatility and a large put trade draw attention to a “ho-hum” stock.

05/22/24
A look at the implications of the VIX’s latest “low-level” milestones.

05/20/24
Major indexes rally to all-time highs as inflation concerns tick lower.

05/17/24
Stock’s addition to S&P 600 a short-term opportunity for buyers or sellers?

05/16/24
A look at the supply and demand factors at work in the copper market—and in the stocks that deal in it.

05/14/24
Bulls getting ready for another upswing or bears anticipating slowing momentum? Breaking down a big aerospace trade from Monday.

05/13/24
Third-straight up week for stocks erases almost all of the April pullback.

05/09/24
Options traders make their presence felt—with a delay—after an industrial stock posts earnings.

05/06/24
What was shaping up as a bad week for stocks turned out to be a small victory for bulls.

05/03/24
Volatility readings highlight a trading range in a formerly trending aerospace stock.

05/01/24
While stock investors haven’t necessarily benefited from “going away” in May, history suggests bulls would have done well to temper their expectations.

04/29/24
Stocks snap streak three-week losing streak.

04/26/24
Options traders act as energy drink stock makes an energetic move at an interesting time.

04/23/24
Auto parts company sees volume surge in two options nine days before earnings.

04/22/24
US market slips to a two-month low amid rising interest rates, earnings disappointments, and geopolitical turmoil.

04/19/24
Some of Thursday’s trading activity showed why all unusual market activity isn’t necessarily created equal.

04/17/24
Bullish or bearish is often in the eye of the beholder, especially when those eyes are looking at different time frames.

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.

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