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01/03/23
Out with the old, in with the new—find out what may be driving the markets in the New Year.

12/14/22
Fed hikes rates by 0.5% in final increase of 2022.

12/05/22
In an environment of slow growth, lower inflation, and new monetary policies, 2023 may have upside for bonds, defensive stocks, and emerging markets.

12/02/22
The coming year is likely to see weaker growth, less inflation, and the end of rate hikes, with the U.S. narrowly missing a recession, Europe contracting, and Asia offering green shoots for growth.

12/01/22
Find out which themes are emerging as the markets prepare to wrap up a historic year.

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.

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

01/27/23
With a few days until it releases its numbers, a railroad stock with a history of rallying after earnings sees a spike in call volume.

01/25/23
An options trader may have been adjusting some large positions as this tech stock enters the final two weeks before expiration.

01/23/23
Stocks pull back despite seemingly good news on the inflation front.

01/20/23
Stock’s earnings move shows why something that “looks” bullish or bearish may be the opposite.

01/18/23
Some of the biggest names in tech will be reporting their numbers in the next two weeks.

01/17/23
Biggest weekly gain since November, market hits four-week high.

01/13/23
One simple combination can help offset some of the inherent drawbacks in a long options trade.

01/12/23
Emerging catalysts may encourage oil bulls, but the market calls for patience.

01/11/23
Biopharma stock stuck in range, but its options volatility nears record highs.

01/10/23
New put positions highlight retailer’s recent rally, test of resistance, and upcoming earnings.

01/09/23
Fed and inflation still center stage as Friday rally helps bulls capture the first week of 2023.

01/06/23
Comparing different contract months—along with open interest—can shed light on which way the options market may be leaning.

01/05/23
Whenever the options market signals volatility could increase, it’s always a good idea to ask why.

01/04/23
Tuesday’s price action shows why you can’t read too much into a single day in the markets.

01/03/23
No Santa Claus rally as stocks wrap up year by extending pullback.

12/29/22
Turning the page: Find out how the stock market has performed in January.

12/28/22
Are bear-market sector patterns likely to carry over into 2023?

12/22/22
Find out about the market’s not-so-cut-and-dried performance after losing years.

12/21/22
Options trades in a surging biotech stock show why traders should always keep tabs on open interest.

12/20/22
Stocks have tended to rally around the holidays, but Santa's sleigh doesn’t arrive every year.

12/19/22
Stocks fall for second week in a row amid key economic data and interest-rate news.

12/16/22
Even traders who correctly forecast price breakouts may not benefit if they get this one detail wrong.

12/14/22
As healthcare stock extends its year-long trading range, options volatility signals it expects a big price move.

12/13/22
Apparel retailer’s options show why what happens after earnings can be just as interesting as what happens before.

12/12/22
Stocks pull back as traders await final Fed meeting—and CPI report—of the year.

12/09/22
Bears appeared to tighten their grip on the oil market on Thursday, but looks can be deceiving.

12/08/22
21,000 matching options could represent a large non-directional trade in this financial stock.

12/07/22
Find out what happened after these three stocks got an “index bump.”

12/06/22
Find out how options traders were positioning as this chemical stock tested a former breakdown point.

12/05/22
Stocks swing as jobs surprise offsets welcome Fed news.

12/02/22
When reading the trade tape, you can’t just skim the headlines—the fine print can make all the difference.

12/01/22
Was this uptrending stock’s latest pullback another opportunity for bulls?

11/30/22
Find out how breaking news altered this biotech’s options landscape.

11/29/22
Retail stock’s options volatility falls to lowest levels of the year after earnings release.

11/28/22
Stocks head toward the final month of the year with another upswing.

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?

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