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The latest market insights

Check out this quarter's insights and commentary about both the economy and the financial markets from our staff of economists and market analysts.

You can also share these perspectives with your clients to help answer questions and inspire greater confidence in the guidance you provide them.


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The Citi Economic Surprise Index (CESI) presents a helpful barometer to help explain generally how stocks react to economic surprises over time.


When considering an appropriate retirement savings rate, investors should remember that it depends on several factors and that no one-size-fits-all number suits everyone.


As the Federal Reserve extends the timeline for interest rate cuts, waiting for better progress on inflation, investors who can exercise patience stand to benefit in the long run.


While the April drawback was notable and painful, 5% declines in the stock market are quite common; they've happened 28 times since 2009, or around twice a year on average.

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Cycle Watch: Our latest summary of the economy and financial markets

This collaboration between Nationwide Economics and Nationwide’s Chief of Investment Research can help investors and financial professionals understand the factors driving economic and financial market performance.


Insights and resources

Learn how investors can manage a barrage of financial news headlines, avoid irrational decisions, and stick to basic investing principles.

While politics can have a short-term effect on the market, investors must learn to tune out the political noise and focus on the fundamentals.

When investors understand how the business cycle moves, they are better equipped to evaluate long-term investment decisions.

Stay informed with our most current insights on the markets and economy to help clients make confident decisions.
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