11 Things to Know About the Debt Ceiling
One of the top questions we’re receiving lately has to do with the impending debt ceiling drama and what it could all mean. Here are some common questions and answers regarding this excitement out of Washington.
Market Commentary: Stocks Keep Chugging Along
Surprisingly, stocks continue to trend higher in the face of a constant barrage of negative news in the media. As we explain more below, the economy is presenting many positive signs that suggest a recession is unlikely, and stocks likely are sniffing this out. In fact, last Thursday the S& …
Market Commentary: Hanging Tough
Stocks fell for the second consecutive week, but the losses were quite manageable. In the face of banking and economic concerns, stocks are holding the line. Stocks tend to lead the economy, so just because the economic headlines are poor now doesn’t mean they will be in the future. Stocks …
Market Commentary: Stocks Defy Negativity
In the face of more regional bank crashes and numerous worries about the economy, the stock market continued to hang tough. In fact, stocks have rallied late for two consecutive weeks. Stocks continue to defy the negative sentiment and look ready to move higher. A common narrative is only f …
Market Commentary: Market Rally to Close April, But Be Wary of “Sell in May”
Equities closed out April in strong form amid better-than-expected earnings and resilient economic data. The S&P 500 posted a gain of 1.6%, pushing its year-to-date gains to 9.2%. Not a bad way to start the first four months of the year, despite all the recession calls and the banking c …
Market Commentary: Is Anyone Bullish?
Stocks have had a great start to 2023, and the economy continues to surprise to the upside. In particular, China is showing improvement. If one of the world’s largest economies is quickly advancing, what does that do for the odds of a U.S. recession? Our base case has always been the U.S. w …
On-Demand Webinar | 2023 Market Outlook: Q2 Update
Looking for some Q2 insights? Watch our on-demand webinar: Outlook ’23: Q2 Update with Carson’s Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick and Director, Investment Platform Sonu Varghese.
Market Commentary: The Bullish Signals Are Stacking Up
The Bullish Signals Are Stacking Up “If you don’t know where you want to get to … it doesn’t matter which way you go.” — The Cheshire Cat speaking to Alice in Alice in Wonderland Stocks have continued to stage an impressive rally off the mid-March lows, so much so that multiple rare and pot …
2023 Market Update: Q2 Highlights
Carson Partners’ Ryan Detrick shares key events we saw in the past quarter and how we think they’ll affect markets in 2023. Contact us to speak with a financial advisor.
Market Commentary: Cautiously Optimistic on Markets
Stocks were relatively flat last week in the face of weak economic data. Services, manufacturing, and job openings all were weak, but the monthly jobs data (more below) was a bright spot. Still, in the face of slowing economic reports, we were impressed stocks were able to hold onto some gains.
Market Commentary: The First Quarter Ends on a High Note
In the end, stocks had a solid gain in the first quarter. The S&P 500 Index climbed 7.5%, including dividends. But it sure wasn’t easy. After being up more than 8% for the year in mid-February, stocks pulled back sharply, due in part to the banking crisis that took place the second week …
2023 Market Outlook Report
Just because 2022 was a poor year for stocks and bonds doesn’t mean the same will be true for 2023. See why the Carson Research team believes there are reasons to be optimistic in 2023.