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Navigating uncertain times

Get insight on the markets, economy, and U.S. fiscal picture, and how they impact investors.

There never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to investing. So how do you navigate cross currents in the stock and bond markets and position your portfolio? We can help. Get our latest thinking on:

  • the U.S. and global markets and economies,
  • stock and bond investing ideas in various market conditions, and,
  • ways to help you create a sound investing plan and stay disciplined and on course even when the investments waters get choppy.
Q2 2014 market update
Where we were then. Where we are now. Is it just the beginning of a secular bull?

Three reasons stocks are sideways
Jurrien Timmer says the Fed is getting out of QE, and earnings growth and China’s economy have slowed.

April business cycle update
The backdrop is supportive for U.S. stocks, but global risks may drive market volatility.
Sweet spot for U.S.
Inflation is low—good for consumers and the market—but uncertainty overseas poses risk.

Why Japan matters
Japan is a major player in financial markets, so issues there may create volatility.

Can emerging markets stage a turnaround?
The risks in emerging markets may already be priced in, say our investing leaders.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Views expressed are as of the date indicated, based on the information available at that time, and may change based on market and other conditions. Unless otherwise noted, the opinions provided are those of the authors and not necessarily those of Fidelity Investments or its affiliates. Fidelity does not assume any duty to update any of the information.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed-income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.)
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