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2024 Midyear Outlook

Entering the second half of 2024, the U.S. economy remains resilient despite high interest rates. However, uncertainties persist, including the timing of the Fed’s first rate cut and the impact of the upcoming presidential election. BOK Financial’s investment management team has compiled valuable insights on these topics and more, which are available through a short video, online articles, and a downloadable report.

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A potential fly in the ointment of this year’s stock gains

With the S&P 500 closing at record highs more than 30 times this year, it may seem the sky’s the limit—or is it? BOK Financial Chief Investment Officer Brian Henderson explores what’s buoying financial markets and what could happen if things go sour in his outlook for the third quarter.

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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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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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A closer look at economic trends

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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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Have questions about the debt ceiling?

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"Supercore” inflation

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Is this a recession?

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Market Volatility? Keep Calm and Carry On.

Fed Reaction to Lingering Inflation

Market Reactions to Omicron Variant

Analysis of Federal Reserve’s Latest Moves

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Insights on Supply Chain and Labor Woes

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Employment and Price Stability

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Wyett Addresses Growing Inflation Concerns

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Is Inflation Just Around the Corner?

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