Author: Liz Young

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A financial pro breaks down tech stocks

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  Check on Your Tech No matter which way you slice or dice it, Technology stocks have had a tough go in this environment. Since the …

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An investment pro breaks down the Fed’s November statement

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  Slow Your Roll It seems that every Fed meeting this year has felt like the most important Fed meeting. Today was no exception (although we’ll likely say …

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It’s time to add classic recession positions to your portfolio

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  By now, we’re desensitized enough to the word “recession” that the mention of it doesn’t send us into a tailspin. The current probability of a …

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Are markets poised for improvement? An investment pro weighs in

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A Breadth of Fresh Air? After suffering a painful September (S&P 500 -9.3%), October’s month-to-date performance of +3.1% feels pretty spectacular. At the time of this …

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How well is the Fed fighting inflation? An investment pro weighs in

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  How Would You Like that Cooked? The Federal Reserve’s move to increase the Fed Funds Rate (FFR) by another 75 basis points to an upper …

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Is the stock market headed for a quick and painful drop?

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  Tough Love This week’s CPI report served up tough love for both bulls and hopeful doves. The rally that took us back above 4,000 on …

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Can we expect new market lows if a recession is coming?

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  Still Between the Uprights In celebration of the start to the NFL’s regular season this week, please humor my football analogies and shameless plug for …

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What August tells us about the market ahead

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  Asset returns were broadly negative during the seasonally low volume month of August. The Federal Reserve reiterated its commitment to fighting inflation and restoring price …

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China vs US: Whose economic policy will work?

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  Separate Ways, Worlds Apart For many months, we have focused almost unilaterally on the path of tightening by the Federal Reserve, and what the next …

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Investment pro: Housing doesn’t look good, but this ain’t 2008

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  We’re at a point in the economic cycle where depending on your opinion of whether we’re headed for a serious downturn or not, you can …

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Is inflation finally cooling off? An investment pro weighs in

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  Running of the Bulls Bullish sentiment was the star of the show yesterday as year-over-year July CPI came in at 8.5% — below estimates and …

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Is yet another fed rate hike coming? Money pro weighs in

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  Returns were positive across most asset classes in July, a welcome development after a tough June. Interest rates declined broadly on fears of a downturn, …

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Are we headed into a recession? This money pro weighs in

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  The Earnings Engine that Could With roughly 65% of S&P 500 companies having now reported their Q2 results, the verdict is nearly in and earnings …

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Investment pro breaks down what the latest fed rate hike means

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  Hot Hike Summer It’s hard to believe we’re only four hikes and just over four months into this hiking cycle. The Federal Open Market Committee …

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Tread carefully into the market this summer, investment pro warns

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  A Tale of Three Spreads I’m not talking about a mezze platter. In this macro-obsessed environment, I want to take a moment to focus on …

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Here’s why ‘recession angst’ is intensifying, investment professional says

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  Recession Angst Intensifying While performance across most assets has been less than inspiring thus far in 2022, there’s been a notable tone shift of late. …

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Investment professional: Inflation may be bigger problem than thought

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  Running Out of Steam The opening paragraph of my 2022 Outlook, titled “Running into the Wind,” included this phrase: “As a runner, and one who …

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How recession & inflation fears affect stocks: An investment professional weighs in

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  Raindrops on Rallies and Wobbly Conviction Since the S&P’s most recent low on June 16, the market has made an attempt at a rally. Despite …

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Should you be investing in oil when there’s high inflation? An investment professional weighs in

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  One is the Loneliest Number Energy is the only sector in the S&P 500 that’s positive over 3-month, 6-month, and year-to-date periods. If we take …

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Is it too late to avoid an economic recession?

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  Tick, Tick, Boom These are historic times. We got another piece of data yesterday, but the puzzle is still not solved.   The Federal Reserve …

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Should investors really be taking risks during inflation?

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  Plenty of Room at the Hotel Cash-ifornia Spoiler alert: a lot of money has flowed out of risk assets this year. As of the end …

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Worried about how inflation is affecting your stocks? Read this

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  Casting a Wider Net The new term du jour is “bear market rally,” and the exercise du jour is trying to determine if any uptrends …

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Got the market ‘slowdown scaries?’ Here’s why it may actually be good for homebuyers

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  Slowdown Scaries There are a number of indicators that attempt to predict a slowdown before it starts, one of which is the Conference Board’s Leading …

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Consumers are still spending big even as inflation soars. Here’s why

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  It’s Not Over Till It’s Over The good news is that when this rough patch is over, we can look back on it as another …

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Is inflation about to cool off?

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  Sticky Situation We all hoped for a cooler April Consumer Price Index (CPI) print, and technically we got one — 8.3% year-over-year vs. March’s 40-year …

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Inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Here’s why

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  50 is the New 25 Earlier this month, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced a 50-basis point increase in the Fed Funds Rate to …

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Is time still the key to successful investing?

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  I Got Five on It What went up, came back down. From the most recent S&P low on Mar 8, the index ripped higher by …