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Will Middle East tensions affect energy markets?

The biggest risk to this market is inflation and biggest risk to inflation is energy,” said Matt Stephani, president of Cavanal Hill Investment Management, Inc., on April 15, 2024, in a conversation with Steve Wyett, chief investment strategist at BOK Financial. We’ll continue to follow the geopolitical tensions and their effects on the markets. Check back here for periodic analysis.

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

Although most speculation has centered on when the Federal Reserve will start cutting rates, why the Fed is cutting them is the most important factor for financial markets. In his second-quarter outlook, BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson explains how different scenarios could play out and how financial markets likely would react to each environment.

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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.

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Economic and Market Outlook: Q2 2024

Watch the replay of BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson’s quarterly webinar, where he offered insights on key economic indicators, the potential for lower rates and these factors' impact on investment strategies. He was joined by Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett and Melissa Lord, director of investment fiduciary and consulting services.

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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