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Market FAQ: The yield curve, inflation, stock volatility and more


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
March 31, 2022

Subject | Markets & Economy

From the U.S. Treasury yield curve, to stock market volatility, to China’s COVID response – I’m getting a lot of questions from clients about what conclusions we can draw from the daily deluge of data that investors have to contend with. This week, I address the latest inquiries.

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What could a yield curve inversion mean for stocks?


Global Market Strategist, North America
March 29, 2022

Subject | Economics | Markets & Economy

Among the most meaningful tips I received in my young career is that of all the indicators that signal what the economy may do next, the bond market gets it right most often. Thus, when the U.S. Treasury yield curve meaningfully flattens, I pay attention. Every recession over the past 60 years has been preceded by an inversion of the yield curve.1

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The U.S. Fed is talking tough, but will it follow through?


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
March 21, 2022

Subject | Markets & Economy

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s “dot plot” has become more aggressive on rate hikes, but will its predictions come to fruition? Kristina Hooper explains why it may be easier for the Fed to talk tough than to follow through.

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Anticipating a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike and what might come next


Global Market Strategist, Invesco Ltd.
March 15, 2022

Subject | Economics | Markets & Economy

As we count down to the Fed meeting this week, the central bank is faced with competing concerns – downward pressures on economic growth and upward pressures on inflation. Will the U.S. Federal Reserve be able to engineer a soft landing? Kristina Hooper discusses what to watch.

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