Inflation takes over as the next big target for markets following July’s monster jobs report

Inflation takes over as the next big target for markets following July’s monster jobs report

Investors shift their focus to inflation in the coming week after the July employment report signaled that the Federal Reserve may have to take an even tougher stance on interest rate hikes. It could also be a week where investors will be watching to see if rising Treasury yields begin to slow the tech sector’s … Read more

The roaring job market puts “boom inflation” back on the investor map

The roaring job market puts “boom inflation” back on the investor map

Instead, concern has shifted to what a booming labor market and rising costs for everything means for stocks and bond portfolios, particularly if it morphs into a resilient mix of higher growth and inflation. How to call such a scenario? “Boomflation,” said Kent Engelke, chief economic strategist at Capitol Securities Management, indicating that annual wage … Read more

Why Mark Mobius thinks US equities haven’t bottomed out — and where he sees emerging market opportunities

Why Mark Mobius thinks US equities haven’t bottomed out — and where he sees emerging market opportunities

The US markets have provided a lot of excitement this year to keep investors on their toes. But while US and European equities have performed negatively since early 2022, emerging market equities fared worse. But as the US dollar retreated from its multi-decade high over the past month, investors, including Allianz’s Mohammad El-Erian, pointed out … Read more

Will the stock market rally turn into a selloff? This bond market indicator could tip investors

Will the stock market rally turn into a selloff?  This bond market indicator could tip investors

Now that the Federal Reserve appears to have ditched its forward-looking guidance tool in favor of being “data dependent” to help inform its future rate path, investors should keep an eye on this indicator of inflation expectations for investors. signs of a change in market mood. Look at the five-year break-even inflation rate, one of … Read more