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02/20/24
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?

02/13/24
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.

09/20/23
The Fed leaves rates unchanged, but additional hikes aren't out of the question.

09/19/23
A US government shutdown looks increasingly likely. Here are the answers to some of the questions investors may have.

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
Surging interest rates, a deteriorating Chinese economy, and mixed US economic results may continue to weigh on stocks.

09/01/23
Find out what investors can do to navigate volatility and the Fed’s “higher for longer” interest rate landscape.

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.

08/04/23
Equity investors are convinced the inflation fight is all but over and now expect imminent rate cuts, but the Fed may have other ideas.

08/01/23
Find out what’s on the investment horizon as the economy—and the stock market—cruised into the second half of the year.

07/26/23
The Fed follows through on its pledge to raise interest rates.

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.

07/21/23
Though corporate profits may worsen near term, a strong labor market, robust housing demand, and resurgent business spending could help reignite US economic growth next year. How should you invest?

07/18/23
Bond volatility, surging interest rates, and a resilient US dollar suggest investors should beware of the bust that could follow the boom.

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.

07/03/23
Find out how simple adjustments can help make your portfolio more robust, rain or shine.

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.

06/22/23
In the face of high interest rates, global GDP growth is likely to slow to 2.9% this year and stay lackluster in 2024.

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.

06/16/23
Investors may want to consider high-quality long-duration bonds, equities in Japan and emerging markets, and mortgage-backed securities through the end of 2023.

06/14/23
The Federal Reserve hit the pause button at its latest policy meeting.

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.

06/05/23
The market may breathe a collective sigh of relief following a debt-ceiling resolution, but here’s why investors may want to consider staying alert.

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

06/01/23
Will arising tech tide continue to lift the market?

05/16/23
A rosy earnings outlook and easy financial conditions are keeping stock prices aloft, but bond markets paint a dimmer picture. Here’s what it could mean for your portfolio.

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

05/03/23
What should investors focus on now that spring has sprung?

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.

04/17/23
Banks may face higher expenses from policy responses to recent disruption, but the government’s efforts to fortify the banking system will likely have a limited impact on the ongoing debate addressing the federal debt ceiling.

02/23/24
A stock’s rally—after coming up short on earnings—gets a twist in the options market.

02/20/24
Market bends, but doesn’t break as inflation numbers surprise to the upside.

02/16/24
Do traders think this consumer stock will repeat one of its post-earnings patterns?

02/14/24
Did the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) give advance warning about Tuesday’s stock sell-off?

02/12/24
S&P 500 tops 5,000 for the first time as inflation data takes center stage.

02/09/24
Traders bid up call options as software company breaks out less than a week before earnings.

02/07/24
The S&P 500 is within shouting distance of another “historic” milestone. Does it matter?

02/05/24
Stocks ride out volatile week to hit new record highs.

02/02/24
A trader appears to put on a large options position after this cyclical stock released earnings.

01/31/24
A market near record highs is about to enter a sometimes volatile portion of the calendar.

01/29/24
Market extends breakout, racks up new records as traders await Fed, jobs.

01/25/24
On the verge of a key announcement, an under-the-radar biotech stock turns out to be one of Wednesday’s biggest movers.

01/22/24
S&P 500 finally hit a new all-time high, but still needs to prove it can sustain a trend.

01/18/24
Large options trades appear as stock consolidates near long-term price ceiling.

01/16/24
Tech fuels another push toward record highs for the S&P 500.

01/12/24
Options volatility signals breakout in rangebound stock—or does it?

01/10/24
Options activity can sometimes offer insights into a stock's dynamics, but it can also mislead unwary traders.

01/08/24
Bears come out of hibernation to start the New Year.

01/05/24
Is this year’s presidential election likely to have an impact on the stock market?

01/03/24
Does 2023’s sector rotation have any implications for this year?

01/02/24
S&P 500 just misses new record as stocks close out a surprising 2023.

12/28/23
An update on the stock market’s historical performance in January.

12/26/23
Market run extends to eight weeks as record-setting 2023 winds down.

12/21/23
Viewing price action from multiple angles can shed light on whether a market move is worth noting.

12/19/23
Stocks have tended to rally around the holidays, but a Santa Claus Rally isn’t a given.

12/18/23
Stocks roll into the final weeks of 2023 as investors look ahead to New Year.

12/15/23
Different markets set notable milestones this week after the latest Fed meeting.

12/11/23
Stocks climb for sixth-straight week amid mixed messages from the labor market.

12/08/23
Combining long and short options can help traders avoid the drawbacks of falling volatility and time loss.

12/06/23
Tech stock’s sell-off illustrates challenges of deciphering price action in real time.

12/04/23
Stocks push current weekly streak to five, wrap up one of the strongest November in recent decades.

12/01/23
Tech stock’s sell-off illustrates challenges of deciphering price action in real time.

11/30/23
The final month of the year has, historically, been bullish for stocks—but that doesn’t mean it’s a one-way street.

11/27/23
Market in a giving mood as holiday season kicks off.

11/21/23
A retail stock formed a familiar pattern on Monday, but traders shouldn’t jump to conclusions about what it signals.

11/20/23
Market rides economic data to third-consecutive up week.

11/17/23
Why volatility doesn’t always do what you expect—and what that can mean for traders.

11/15/23
The oil market rebound faced a test as options traders established big positions in an energy stock.

11/13/23
As traders await the latest inflation numbers, the S&P 500 tests its October highs.

11/10/23
A price pattern with seemingly bearish implications turns out to have a more nuanced history.

11/08/23
Traders active in calls as tech stock reverses off 52-week lows.

11/06/23
Market rebounds, yields drop as Fed remains on hold and jobs numbers dip.

10/30/23
Traders eye jobs data and a Fed rate decision as stocks extend pullback.

10/25/23
Traders were busy in this tech company’s options as its stock tested support.

10/23/23
Broad market slips against a backdrop of hot economic data and rising yields.

10/17/23
Retail stock jumps more than 10% after news of addition to S&P 500.

10/16/23
Market extended upside pivot to log its second up week in a row as earnings season kicked off.

10/13/23
When options don’t do what they’re “supposed” to do, the explanation sometimes lies beneath the stock’s price action.

10/11/23
Find out what the crude oil market has done after making moves like the one that unfolded in recent days.

10/09/23
Seasonal volatility on full display as bulls capture week with late rally.

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