What the latest rate hikes mean for the economy and you
BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson tackles five weighty questions on inflation, how many hikes the market expects and more.
Have questions about the debt ceiling?
Join BOK Financial Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett for an easy-to-understand video explanation of what hitting the debt ceiling means, how the U.S. got here and how we can resolve this issue going forward.
2023 Market Outlook
BOK Financial investment experts Brian Henderson, Steve Wyett and Cavanal Hill Investment Management President Matt Stephani provide their outlook on key issues affecting the economy and financial markets in 2023.
What’s ahead for the first quarter of 2023?
Throughout 2022, U.S. economic growth improved overall, given how much inflation increased and the Federal Reserve had to hike interest rates. But will the economy continue to hold up through 2023? CIO Brian Henderson explains why what happens this quarter will have significant implications for the rest of the year.
Insights and Resources
Another year, another Fed rate increase
Debt ceiling talks may be heated
Split Congress, high-interest rates are factors
Threat of increased food insecurity growing amid Ukraine crisis
Housing market index declines are slowing
Home builders still facing high construction costs
Some downward trend in inflation reported, but not on rent and wages
Slowing inflation may mean smaller Fed rate hikes
Personalizing inflation hits close to home
Continued high prices affect each household differently, challenging savings goals
Fed focused on curbing inflation
The Fed plans to keep monetary policy at restrictive levels until 2% inflation is achieved, rather than the stop-go policy approach it used four decades ago. (Sept. 15, 2022)
Is this a recession?
Historically it has been very rare that two consecutive quarters of negative real GDP growth were not a recession, but the definition of a recession is broader. Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett explores the latest data on spending, employment, manufacturing and trade which today are not at recessionary levels. (Aug. 4, 2022)
FOMC Institutes First Rate Hike Since 2018
The Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds rate by 25 basis points at their March meeting. Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson breaks down the Fed’s latest moves, and what to expect from them going forward. (March 18, 2022)
Market Volatility? Keep Calm and Carry On.
Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett reminds investors to not become overwhelmed by short-term events. (Feb. 25, 2022)
Fed Reaction to Lingering Inflation
Inflation has lasted longer and accelerated to levels the Fed did not expect. Steve Wyett, BOK Financial chief investment strategist, weighs in on what the persistent increase means and what moves the Fed may be considering. (Feb. 16, 2022)
Market Reactions to Omicron Variant
COVID-19 and its variants continue to affect markets around the world. Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett weighs in on the latest fluctuations resulting from the Omicron variant. (Dec. 3 2021)
Analysis of Federal Reserve’s Latest Moves
Brian Henderson, chief investment officer, and Liu Liu, director of investment research and management, break down economic impact of Federal Reserve’s latest meeting and actions. (Nov. 8, 2021)
SEC Approves First Bitcoin Futures-Backed ETF
Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett reminds investors to speculate responsibly. (Nov. 3, 2021)
Insights on Supply Chain and Labor Woes
Chief Investment Strategist Steve Wyett breaks down the cause and effect of the supply disruptions and when we might start seeing improvements. (Oct. 28, 2021)
Potential Tax Implications of Infrastructure Plan
Steve Wyett, Chief Investment Strategist for BOK Financial, provides an update on the infrastructure package and the proposed tax implications for corporations and individuals. (Sept. 24, 2021)
Employment and Price Stability
Our chief investment strategist, Steve Wyett, explores Fed’s latest reaction to changing market conditions and economic recovery. (June 21, 2021)
Wyett Addresses Growing Inflation Concerns
Our chief investment strategist, Steve Wyett, breaks down the latest Consumer and Product Price Indexes in his most recent video update. (May 14, 2021)
Is Inflation Just Around the Corner?
Steve Wyett, Chief Investment Strategist for BOK Financial, addresses growing concerns about potential inflation in his latest market update. (March 5, 2021)
Consumers Coming Back
The pandemic-driven recession was unique in its depth and duration, yet its recovery primed most households for a robust 2021.
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