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A closer look at economic trends

The U.S. economy has defied fears of slowdown, thanks to a successful monetary and fiscal response to the pandemic. Unemployment remains low, and positive productivity gains offer hope for sustained growth. While inflation poses challenges, our base case is continued economic expansion. Steve Wyett, BOK Financial chief investment strategist, explores the nuances of our economic path.

Will the Fed still be able to cut rates in 2024?

BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson discusses the Fed’s “higher-for-longer” strategy, what’s keeping inflation elevated and why the Fed must stay committed to its 2% inflation target.

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How to prepare for lower rates

As most are anticipating the Fed to start cutting rates this year, diversification is key. In this article, BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson explains what may be ahead for the economy and why a laddered approach to your investments could help you prepare for all scenarios.

Co-workers discuss how the economy has proven surprisingly resilient to the rate hikes.

What is an economic soft landing?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “soft landing” in the news, but what does it mean? BOK Financial Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett explains why a true soft landing is sometimes considered a Goldilocks scenario.

What is a yield curve, and why does it matter that it is inverted?

A yield curve is a way to measure bond investors' feelings about risk, and can have an impact on the investment returns. In this video, we break down the differences between a flat, inverted and normal yield curve, and how to approach a long-term investment strategy that works for all three.

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    ‘Why’ the Fed cuts rates matters as much as ‘when’ and ‘by how much’

    Financial markets hinge more on the state of the economy than small rate changes. BOK Financial CIO Brian Henderson explains.

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    2024 Annual Market Outlook

    Will the U.S. economy avoid a recession? The BOK Financial investment management team addresses that question and more in our outlook on key issues impacting the economy and financial markets this year.

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Will Middle East tensions affect energy markets?

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Economic and Market Outlook: Q2 2024

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What is an economic soft landing?

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What is a yield curve, and why does it matter that it is inverted?

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Soft landings, inflation and the road ahead

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Understanding corporate earnings season

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The upside of higher interest rates

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"Supercore” inflation

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Have questions about the debt ceiling?

Reaction to Fed rates, inflation, and election results

Fed focused on curbing inflation

Is this a recession?

FOMC Institutes First Rate Hike Since 2018

Market Volatility? Keep Calm and Carry On.

Fed Reaction to Lingering Inflation

Market Reactions to Omicron Variant

Analysis of Federal Reserve’s Latest Moves

SEC Approves First Bitcoin Futures-Backed ETF

Insights on Supply Chain and Labor Woes

Potential Tax Implications of Infrastructure Plan

Employment and Price Stability

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Wyett Addresses Growing Inflation Concerns

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Is Inflation Just Around the Corner?

Consumers Coming Back

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