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The Fed’s Great SwitcherooThe narrative around the Fed’s increasingly hawkish stance is that it’s reacting to consumer price inflation. That’s part of it, but I’m convinced Powell & Co. are playing at a much bigger game. Ever since the great financial crisis, asset markets have become unhealthily dependent on easy money. Besides exacerbating inequality, artificially inflated asset markets are prone to bubbles and bust. That’s why the most incisive market watchers have been saying for a long time that the Fed’s biggest challenge is to end this dependency once and for all. If that’s what the Fed is doing, how’s it going to affect markets? More importantly, which assets will suffer, and which will prosper?
Big Picture, Big Profits: Predictions for 20222022 looks to be an interesting year for investors: a swift market rotation, continued inflation woes, volatility, midterm elections and at least three wild cards in the mix. To survive and thrive through it all, you must start with the big picture. Then you drill down to find the big profits. That's what Ted Bauman and Clint Lee do for you in this first 2022 edition of Your Money Matters. Watch now to hear what both expect of this year and the six exchange-traded funds they recommend.
Energy Will Be the Most Tradable Sector in 2022One trend will define the volatility of 2022, and could have major implications for the energy sector — and your portfolio.
How to Find the Best Small Caps in 2022Some stocks might suffer from next year's high inflation rates, but not small caps... and Amber Hestla has found the best ones to trade.