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October Rebound Kicks Off Q4

Nov. 02, 2021 11:53 AM ET
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Michael Loewengart


  • Despite some early choppiness, October turned out to be the strongest month for US stocks since last November.
  • As stock markets around the world rebounded last month, developed markets outperformed emerging markets, which faded toward the end of the month.
  • Longer-term interest rates mostly continued to climb last month, and bond prices, which move inversely to yields, mostly continued to fall.

Autumn leaves falling on the ground in a park

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Almost halfway through fall, the US stock market appeared to be embracing the season, reversing a September sell-off with a strong rally in the first month of what is traditionally the strongest quarter of the year.

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Mike Loewengart is Head of Portfolio Construction for Morgan Stanley Portfolio Solutions and a Managing Director in the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Global Investment Office. He joined Morgan Stanley via the acquisition of E*TRADE Financial where he was responsible for the asset allocation and investment vehicle selections used in E*TRADE advisory platforms. Prior to joining E*TRADE in 2007, Mike was the Director of Investment Management for a large multinational asset management company, where he oversaw corporate pension plan assets. Early in his career, Mike was a research analyst focusing on investment manager due diligence for the consulting divisions of several high-profile investment firms. Mike holds series 7, 24, and 66 designations, as well as the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. He is a graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in economics.

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