Economy & Markets

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Too Many Passive Investors? There's No Such Thing

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Can markets still be efficient if most investors aren't even paying attention? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.

It's Time For Earnings To Prove The Bulls Right

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We're about to find out if expanding equity market valuations have been justified.

Economists Boost U.S. GDP Forecasts, See Fed Rates Higher For Longer

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Surveyed economists now see a 30% chance of a recession over the next year, down from 35%.

Are Rates High Enough? Fed Resets Clock On Interest-Rate Cuts

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A recent string of consumer price data has muddled the Fed's inflation trajectory.

Treasury Rally Fades As Rush For Haven Assets Starts To Wane

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The yield on 10-year Treasurys has climbed almost a full percentage point from a low in late 2023.

At 5% Yields, Investors Find It's Worth Paying For Actively Managed Bond Funds Again

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Active funds are outpacing passive index funds as clients seek income.

Expect More Older Americans To Keep Working, Consultant Says

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The drive for extra income will have more people working into their 80s or even 90s, he said.

What Went Wrong With U.S. Inflation?

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Housing, insurance and commodity prices have been among the contributors.

Americans Sick Of 0.01% Yields Create New Dilemma On Wall Street

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Banks are under increased pressure from consumers to pay out more for deposits.

Layoff Whiplash Scars Workers Who Find New Jobs Only To Lose Them

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Corporate job cuts have caused some workers to be laid off more than once.

Powell Signals Rate-Cut Delay After Run Of Inflation Surprises

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pointed to the lack of additional progress made on inflation.

IMF Lifts Growth Forecast For Global Economy, Warns Of Risks

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Global economic activity will expand 3.2% this year, the financial institution said.

El-Erian Says World ‘Frozen' By Strong Dollar, High U.S. Rates

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The economist said that the likelihood of the Fed hiking interest rates is low, but not zero.

BlackRock's President Says Stocks Are Primed For A Comeback

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Almost $9 trillion sitting in money market funds is set to be a “very big force” in the equity market, he said.

Wall Street Strategists Say Stocks Pullback Risks Forced Selling

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There are $52 billion of long positions on the S&P 500 and 88% of them are in a loss.

What If Fed Rate Hikes Are Actually Sparking U.S. Economic Boom?

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By some key gauges, the expansion is as strong or even stronger than it was when the Fed began lifting rates.

Fed Hiking Rates To 6.5% Is ‘Real Risk' For UBS Strategists

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UBS strategists see a growing possibility that inflation fails to decline to the Fed's target.

The World Is Still On Fire

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World leaders must show they can fulfill their promises about mitigating the climate crisis.

Retail Sales Top Forecasts As Consumers Keep Fueling Growth

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A new report points to plenty of momentum in consumer spending heading into the second quarter.

Assessing The Prospect For A Pullback

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Confidence for a relatively shallow drawdown is supported by broad market breadth, cyclical leadership trends and economic resiliency.

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