Michael Zezas: Season of Confusion in D.C.?

Michael Zezas: Season of Confusion in D.C.?

Mike Wilson: The Process Matters

Our analyst’s equity positioning models have held up well and we continue to rely on an understanding of historical cycles as we move through this mid-cycle transition. Chief Investment Officer Mike Wilson explains.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Mike ...  Show more

Andrew Sheets: The Fed Shuffles Toward the Exit

This week, the Fed hinted that a taper announcement in November could be in store, adding one more wrinkle into events that investors will need to navigate this fall.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Andrew Sheets, Chief Cross-Asset Strategist for Morga ...  Show more

Michael Zezas: Two Potential Catalysts to Watch for Fall Volatility

Why two D.C. policy items—the bipartisan infrastructure framework and debt ceiling deliberations—could add one more complication for equities markets.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Michael Zezas, Head of Public Policy Research and Municipal Strategy ...  Show more

Special Episode: How Will China Manage the Housing Downturn?

On this special episode, we address key questions around struggles in China's property sector, as well as any potential spillover into the broader economy.----- Transcript -----Chetan Ahya Welcome to Thoughts on the Market, I'm Chetan Ahya, Chief Asia Economist for Morgan Stanley ...  Show more

Special Episode: Unpacking Climate Action in Congress

This Climate Week, we preview environmental policy proposals within the $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill. What will it mean for investors and the response to climate change?----- Transcript -----Jessica Alsford Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Jessica Alsford, globa ...  Show more

Mike Wilson: The Final Chapter of the Mid-Cycle Transition?

Although many commentators point to the S&P 500 near all-time highs as a rationale for higher stock prices, markets may be facing a bumpy road ahead.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Mike Wilson, Chief Investment Officer and Chief U.S. Equity Strategist ...  Show more

Special Episode: Untangling Global Spikes in Commodity Prices

We look at how soaring energy prices in Spain, gas prices in the U.S. and aluminum prices globally could all be linked to coal mines in China.----- Transcript -----Andrew Sheets Welcome to Thoughts on the Market, I'm Andrew Sheets, chief cross asset strategist for Morgan Stanley. ...  Show more

Special Encore: A Good Time to Borrow?

Original Release on August 13th, 2021: Across numerous metrics, the current environment may be an unusually good time to borrow money. What does this mean for equities, credit and government bonds? Chief Cross-Asset Strategist Andrew Sheets explains.----- Transcript -----Welcome ...  Show more

Michael Zezas: What’s on Tap for U.S. Taxes?

Although markets have been preparing for the notion of tax hikes, a flurry of recent legislative activity may suggest where tax policy will eventually land.----- Transcript -----Welcome to Thoughts on the Market. I'm Michael Zezas, Head of Public Policy Research and Municipal Str ...  Show more

Graham Secker: Re-engaging with Cyclical Value in Europe

With the summer growth scare in Europe possibly nearing an end—and relatively inexpensive valuations—cyclical stocks in Energy, Banking and Autos may be worth a fresh look. 

Mike Wilson: Keeping an Eye on Earnings Estimates

Equities markets may be sending mixed messages on the economy and growth, but ultimately, it’s all about the earnings. Chief Investment Officer Mike Wilson explains. 

Andrew Sheets: Are Clouds Gathering for U.S. Equities?

Why stretched valuations, growth worries and a cavalcade of uncertain events in September and October could mean a challenging fall for U.S. stocks. 

Jonathan Garner: Rising Risks for Taiwan Equities

Taiwan equities have been a standout among equities in 2021, but factors such as softening tech spend and slowing retail trading activity suggest challenges ahead. 

Ellen Zentner: Keep Calm and Taper On?

Weak U.S. economic data in August has renewed concerns that a growth scare is underway. Is this a sign of things to come or just a speed bump in the expansion? 

Special Encore: So, What’s the Story?

Original Release on August 30th, 2021: Although a key component of investing is getting the narrative right, perhaps a bigger component is knowing when the narrative could shift. 

Special Encore: Never a Dull Moment in the Political Economy?

Original Release on August 25th, 2021: For investors, U.S. fiscal policy, tax increases and U.S.-China relations are three key items to watch as we head toward fall. We outline potential outcomes. 

Andrew Sheets: Autumn Days Are Here Again

As summer transitions to fall, investors will be facing a host of key market events. Chief Cross-Asset Strategist Andrew Sheets covers the ones to watch. 

Special Episode: The Curious Case of Norway, EVs and Oil

Norway has made great strides in electric vehicle adoption over the last decade, so why has its oil consumption remained largely unchanged? 

Matt Hornbach: Treasuries, Tapering and Tightening

After last week’s Jackson Hole Symposium, markets cheered Fed Powell’s implied messaging on the pace of rate hikes. Did markets read it right?