Insights on the latest market conditions

Get information and ideas from our experts on what to do when things get rocky in the stock markets.

Divided Fed stands pat

A December interest rate hike is possible although our experts foresee relatively low rates for some time.

Markets: taper tantrums

Why long-term investors may want to consider using a market pullback to rebalance their portfolios.

Perspective on rate changes

Four reasons why bond investors may want to ignore short-term concerns about an interest rate change.

Strategies for volatile markets

When markets get choppy, it pays to have a plan for your investments, and to stick to it.

September market outlook
Many developing markets look relatively cheap, considering favorable long-term growth outlooks.

Emerging markets upturn
Better economic conditions offer a favorable outlook for emerging markets after a cyclical downturn.

Economic check-in
With stocks and bonds sending divergent signals, diversification becomes especially important.

Market update: key takeaways
Odds of a U.S. recession remain low, but market volatility is expected due to the Brexit aftermath.
Post-Brexit investing
Three Fidelity pros on how the vote changed the outlook for the economy, investments, and European Union.

Beyond Brexit: Focus on fundamentals
After four straight quarters of negative earnings growth, any improvement could be good news for stocks.

Pitfalls of negative rates
Ultra-low or negative interest rates may have unintended economic outcomes in some markets. Our experts explain.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
Foreign investments involve greater risk than US investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations.
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Stock ideas for the late cycle
Some themes and sectors may shine if the economy shifts into the late cycle. Here are potential opportunities.

Strategies for manic markets
Get expert perspectives on how to position a portfolio for slow growth, market volatility, and rate changes.

Gold rush after Brexit?
After several lackluster years, gold bullion and miners are glittering as investors look for perceived safe havens.
4 tips for young investors
If you’re many years from retirement, keep saving—and view market dips as opportunities.

Buying the market pullbacks
Sudden price declines can be nerve-wracking, but they may provide opportunities for some.

The pros' guide to diversification
How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
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Bond check-in: unusual times
Both bonds and stocks are up, some economic data is inconsistent, and it’s unclear when the Fed may raise rates.

Bonds and rising rates
Consider four reasons that slowly rising rates should not worry long-term investors.
Pitfalls of negative rates
Ultra-low or negative interest rates may have unintended economic outcomes in some markets. Our experts explain.

Bond-market liquidity
The evolution of bond trading since the financial crisis can have implications for liquidity.
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.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.
High yield/non-investment grade bonds involve greater price volatility and risk of default than investment grade bonds.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
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Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.
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