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Calvin Jones, CFA, Managing Director of Fixed Income

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Mr. Jones is a senior member of the First Foundation Advisors investment management team and is responsible for working closely with First Foundation’s financial advisors to develop investment strategies utilizing income assets to help clients achieve their financial goals. In his role, Mr. Jones serves on the company’s Investment and Asset Allocation committees and is responsible for leading and overseeing the firm’s fixed income assets. Mr. Jones joined First Foundation Advisors in 2011. His previous experience at ProShare Advisors included trading and analysis in global equity and derivatives markets for the world’s largest manager of leveraged and inverse funds. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Mathematical Finance degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles.

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Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Equity markets saw further losses last week, following signals from the Fed that implied a rate hike in March should be expected. With inflation pushing to a 40-year high and retail sales coming in below expectations, market participants are now looking beyond the expected interest rate move..

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The Week Ahead – A Little Less Accommodation

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

Equities were down for a second week in a row last week as investors digest the potential impact of the Omicron variant and recent testimony from Fed Chair Jay Powell. In our view, an inflection point for how investors value companies is potentially at hand. An accelerated tapering schedule..

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The Week Ahead – Inflation Anxiety

Welcome to “The Week Ahead” where we take a moment to provide our thoughts on what we can expect in markets and the economy during the upcoming week. 

There are only six more weeks until Christmas. And for the past couple of weeks, markets have seemingly shown signs of contentment in locking in this year’s substantial gains. As such, equity markets were off less than 1% last week, despite a staggering CPI release and increased market..

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