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Market and Economic Insights

Behind the market pullback

What's behind the market pullback?

Oil prices aren't the only challenge. See what changes in earnings expectations may mean for stocks.

Don’t count the Fed out just yet

Dramatic rate hikes may not be warranted, but market expectations for hikes and rising inflation may be too low.

Market upheaval: China is key

Although China's capital outflows and currency present major risks, a U.S. recession in 2016 remains unlikely.

Q1 2016 market update

The U.S. mid-cycle should hold steady; world economy should stabilize although volatility remains elevated.

The Markets and Economy

A rough start to 2016

How a slowdown in China's economy and a tightening Fed has led to turbulent markets early in 2016.

Where does the Fed go now?

After a sluggish start to 2016, the economy may slow the Fed's plans and support high-quality bonds.

See all Markets articles

Business Cycle Update

Volatile start to 2016

Expect elevated volatility this year, as China and rate policy weigh on markets.

November business cycle

See what Fed tightening meant for past markets and economies, and why it may be different now.

See all Business Cycle Update articles

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