February 2024 Market Update: On the road to recovery
Take a look at Thrivent’s February 2024 Market Update for in-depth commentary on these three key points: • January’s data highlights that an economic soft landing was achieved • U.S. Federal Reserve may continue to be conservative on raising interest rates this year • There is anticipation of sustained economic growth
3rd Quarter 2023 Market Outlook: The recession rain check
While a strong labor market and solid consumer spending has helped both economic growth and market optimism, a slowdown in the economy and a possible recession may still loom ahead. Read Thrivent's 3rd Quarter 2023 Outlook from Chief Investment Strategist Steve Lowe.
2nd Quarter 2023 Market Review: Tech gains lead market, and the Fed pauses
Inflation continued to decline in the 2nd quarter even while the economy and the stock market remained solid – including the biggest first half gain for the NASDAQ since 1983. Catch up on all the latest economic and market developments in Thrivent’s 2nd Quarter 2023 Market Review.
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May 2023 Market Update: Big tech earnings growth drives market gains
Stocks held their own the past month, with the tech area leading the way, GDP slipped for the third straight quarter, and Fed rate hikes continued to rattle the banking industry. Get an overview of all key market and economic highlights in this month's Market Update.
1st Quarter 2023 Market Review: Tech shines, Financials falter, as Fed hikes rattle banks
Despite nagging inflation and the Fed’s monetary tightening efforts, stocks performed well in the first quarter both in the U.S. and globally – led by a tech rally. Bring yourself up to date on all the key economic and market developments in the 1st Quarter 2023 Market Review.
2nd Quarter 2023 Market Outlook: Banking turbulence impacts the Fed’s glide path
The Fed’s fight against inflation became a little more difficult as a result of the recent banking crisis, but income investors still have improved options in the bond market. For a rundown of expectations for the stock and bond markets and the economy, see Thrivent's 2nd Quarter Market Outlook.
February 2023 Market Update: Economy remains resilient despite Fed rate hikes
Despite the Fed's best efforts at slowing down the economy, economic growth continued in the 4th quarter, and the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in more than half a century in January. For a rundown of all key market developments, check out the February Market Update.
2022 Market Review: Inflation, the Fed, and falling stocks marked 2022
The combination of rising prices and a tightening monetary policy contributed to a slowing economy, rapidly rising interest rates and significant losses in the stock market during 2022. Take a closer look at Thrivent’s 2022 Market Review for an in-depth commentary.
4th Quarter 2022 Market Outlook: The end of the bear market hinges on these 4 key factors
The big question on investors’ minds: when will the bear market end? Steve Lowe, Chief Investment Strategist, breaks down the key economic factors that will determine when the Federal Reserve may stop raising rates and set the stage for a market rebound.
3rd Quarter 2022 Market Review: Fed actions yielding mixed results
The markets and the economy have been rattled this year by monetary tightening policies of the Federal Reserve, but some areas of the economy are still doing well. Here’s a wrap-up of how key market and economic components have fared in recent months.