2022 Midyear Market Outlook
Join BOK Financial investment experts Brian Henderson, Steve Wyett and Cavanal Hill Investment Management President Matt Stephani for their outlook on the domestic and global economy, inflation, and the markets.
The Fed issues first 0.5% rate hike since 2000
On May 4, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds rate by 50 basis points (half a percent)—an increment not seen in two decades. Additionally, the Fed announced that it will start shrinking the central bank's balance sheet in June. Through this process, known as quantitative tightening, the Fed will let the bonds that it holds mature and "roll off" its balance sheet, reducing the money supply in the U.S. economy and scaling back the economic stimulus it provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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