OpenMarkets


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OpenMarkets is an online magazine and blog focused on global markets and economic trends. It combines feature articles, news briefs and videos with contributions from leaders in business, finance, economics and politics in an interactive forum designed to foster conversation around the issues and ideas shaping our industry.

OpenMarkets Weekly: Twin Pillars Of Consumer Confidence

Realizing what drives consumer confidence will help in understanding the full effect on the market. Aside from weekly retail numbers…

OpenMarkets Weekly: The Three I’s for Gold

Investors across the globe add gold to their portfolios for all kinds of reasons. Prices in the metal have increased…

OpenMarkets Weekly: The Yield Curve

Last summer, the yield on long-term U.S. treasury bonds momentarily moved below the yield on short-term bonds. This is what’s…

OpenMarkets Weekly: Cash Flows

Over the months of May – October, the stock market has not been good to investors, historically. Returns for that…

OpenMarkets Weekly: The Federal Reserve’s Mandate

When the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, as they did in October for the third time in 2019; or raises…

OpenMarkets Weekly: Asset Allocation

When individual investors hear “asset allocation” thoughts likely turn to portfolio diversification: the mix of stocks, bonds, cash or other…

OpenMarkets Weekly: Earnings Season

“Earnings season” is a term we hear every quarter. Over the course of a few weeks, publicly traded companies announce…

Market Update: Headlines and Volatility

Jack Bouroudjian discusses what’s ahead for earnings and the Fed as the market faces volatility.

Market Update: The Mixed Bag Jobs Report

Friday’s jobs report was a mixed bag. Jack Bouroudjian points out two numbers that stand out: the headline number, which…

Market Update: Politics and The Market

Politics and the market are intertwining. Jack Bouroudjian looks at how the markets responded to past impeachment news, and notes…

Market Update: Stock Highs and Repo Rates

Jack Bouroudjian explains two factors that are driving the market as we head into Q4: Equity indexes moving to new…

Market Update: More Questions Than Answers

On the day the FOMC announced its latest rate decisions, Jack Bouroudjian says there may be more questions than answers…