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Michael Santoli: Navigating Through a Foggy Market Outlook

The CNBC senior markets commentator on the corporate profit picture, rising interest rates and inflation, stock valuation, and more.

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Our guest this week is Michael Santoli, who is senior markets commentator at CNBC, which he joined in 2015. Prior to that, he was a senior columnist at Yahoo Finance, where he wrote analysis and commentary on the market and economy. That followed a long stint at Barron's magazine, where Santoli was a columnist and feature writer for 15 years. Santoli began his career in the early 1990s as a reporter covering the securities industry for Dow Jones Newswires. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University.



Corporate Earnings

"Santoli: The S&P 500, Lifted by Earnings, Makes a Run at a Key Threshold and Tests Its Downtrend," by Michael Santoli,, July 19, 2022.

"Santoli: Earnings Beats Propel Some Major Bank Stocks, but They Still Have a lot to Prove," by Michael Santoli,, July 18, 2022.

"Santoli: The S&P 500 Nears a Level That Could Indicate Whether the Recent Rebound Is Sustainable," by Michael Santoli,, June 27, 2022.

"Santoli: Agreeable Economic Data and Earnings Releases Lift Stocks Into a Relief Rally," by Michael Santoli,, July 15, 2022.

Inflation and Recession

"Santoli: There's Little for the Market to Like in June's Hot Inflation Report," by Michael Santoli,, July 13, 2022.

"Santoli: Investors' Worries Migrate From Inflation Panic to Fears Over U.S. Growth Risk," by Michael Santoli,, June 22, 2022.

"Santoli: June's Jobs Reports Is Too Strong to Feed Recession Fears, but Key Inflation Data Looms," by Michael Santoli,, July 8, 2022.

"Santoli: Strengthening Case Against a Recession Pushing S&P 500 to Highest Levels Since Early June," by Michael Santoli,, Aug. 3, 2022.

Risk and Rising Rates

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"Santoli: Investors Grapple With a Sense of Surrender After the Fed Raises Interest Rates," by Michael Santoli,, June 16, 2022.

"Santoli: Investors' Worries Around the Fed’s Rate Hikes Have Found a New Focal Point—Risks to Growth," by Michael Santoli,, May 25, 2022.

Housing, Stocks, and Tech

"The Spring Setup for a Resilient Market That Got Past a Tough First Quarter Without Much Damage," by Michael Santoli,, April 2, 2022.

"The 2022 Stock Market Doesn't Have to Repeat—It Only Has to Rhyme," by Michael Santoli,, Aug. 6, 2022.

"Santoli: Low Expectations Lift Netflix Shares, but the Stock Remains in Growth Purgatory," by Michael Santoli,, July 20, 2022.

"After Another Big Weekly Loss, Assessing Whether Weekly Stocks Are Cheap and a Buying Opportunity Is Near," by Michael Santoli,, June 18, 2022.

"Santoli: As a Reckoning Unfolds in Tech, Could Megacap Growth Names Be Poised for a Bounce?", May 11, 2022.