2024 Mid-Year Outlooks

"Morgan Stanley’s outlook for most equity and fixed-income markets is largely positive heading into the second half of 2024, as global interest rate cuts are finally on the horizon."

Articles that examine what’s ahead

Read in-depth summary analysis from Morgan Stanley investment managers and strategists looking at major asset classes, key investing themes, where the markets may be going, and how investors might respond.

2024 Midyear Investment Outlook: Steady Growth Boosts Stocks and Bonds


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.

2024 Global Economic Midyear Outlook: A Divergent Recovery


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.

Mid-year bond market outlook: Three sectors to watch.


As inflation finally seems to be coming under control, 2024 could be a compelling year for bonds. Here’s what investors should watch as the year unfolds.

Insightful discussions on key investing topics

Hear timely insights on the latest events and forces shaping the markets in these segments from Morgan Stanley’s award-winning Thoughts on the Market podcast.

Midyear U.S. Economic Outlook: Continued Resilience


Why is the U.S. economy poised for a strong second half of the year, despite slowing GDP growth? Our Chief U.S. Economist points to population growth, housing demand and anticipated Fed rate cuts.

Midyear Housing Outlook: Is Home Sale Activity Picking Up?


With cooling inflation and an expected drop for mortgage rates, will more affordable housing lead to a big spike in sales? Our Co-Heads of Securitized Product Research take stock of the U.S. housing market.

Midyear Global Outlook: Reasons for Optimism


Our Global Chief Economist and Global Cross-Asset Strategist discuss the state of the global economy at the midpoint of 2024, including how the U.S. and Europe are on growth trajectories despite volatile economic data.

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