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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?

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.

09/06/22
Stocks give back more than half of summer rally, will begin new week near six-week lows

09/01/22
Rangebound restaurant stock experiences a spike in call options volume.

08/30/22
September has had its share of surprises for stock traders and investors.

08/29/22
Despite another inflation downtick, stocks slip as traders react to perceived Fed hawkishness.

08/23/22
School is in session, and the S&P 500 started a new week with a pop quiz.

08/22/22
Stock market’s streak of positive weeks halted at four.

08/18/22
Options traders placed some big orders in a retail stock set to release earnings next week.

08/16/22
Is this surging tech stock’s volatility attracting buyers or sellers?

08/15/22
Stocks notch first four-week win streak since November 2021.

08/12/22
The recent performance of lithium stocks suggests a less-than-straightforward connection to the lithium market.

08/11/22
Pharma stock’s recent pullback illustrates potential advantages of well-known options spread.

08/10/22
Is the market’s recent pause setting up another momentum breakout?

08/09/22
Do traders think the recent moves in clean energy stocks are sustainable?

08/08/22
Will labor market strength trigger a shift in trader sentiment?

08/05/22
A post-earnings rally to record highs may attract traders—for more than one reason.

08/04/22
Options trade highlights under-the-radar tech stock about to release earnings.

08/03/22
Is the stock market’s recent rebound a head fake, or evidence the bear is headed back to the woods?

08/02/22
As industrial stock extends its rally off retracement level, options volume surges.

08/01/22
US stocks notch back-to-back up weeks for the first time since April 1.

07/29/22
Has a REIT found its footing after a rocky first half?

07/28/22
With earnings around the corner, homebuilder stock breaks out above resistance.

07/26/22
With earnings approaching, big options prints put spin on healthcare stock’s rally.

07/25/22
After last week’s push, can the market put together back-to-back up weeks?

07/22/22
Options positions surge in one of last year’s IPOs as its lightly traded stock climbs off last month’s lows.

07/21/22
When companies are reporting their numbers, it can spell trouble for certain types of options strategies.

07/20/22
Discounted stock illustrates why options traders can’t always bargain hunt the way investors do.

07/19/22
What do the crosscurrents in global energy suggest for US natural gas exports?

07/18/22
Stocks stage late rally, but still came up short last week amid another round of inflation data.

07/15/22
Digging beneath the surface of an upside price reversal and big call options positions.

07/14/22
“Quality” vs. accuracy: In trading, it’s not just about how often you’re right, but how your winners measure up to your losers.

07/13/22
Earnings season brings volatility, but traders shouldn’t jump to conclusions about what a particular move implies.

07/12/22
Gaming stocks may have surprised some traders with the way they’ve responded to recent COVID headlines.

07/11/22
Stocks rebound, oil stumbles, jobs report surprises.

07/07/22
Traders and investors are always predicting the markets—whether they know it or not.

07/06/22
2022 will test whether July can maintain the win streak it established in recent years.

07/05/22
Stocks lose ground as market heads into second half.

06/30/22
Not only has gold failed to rally as inflation spiraled higher, gold stocks haven’t always tracked gold.

06/28/22
Pharma stock rally shows potential advantages of the covered call strategy—and why some traders avoid rushing into them.

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