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Darkest Before Dawn

| 10/20/22 10:56 AM
12 minute read

Financial markets had a rough third quarter across the board – stocks, bonds, U.S., international, and emerging markets – hurt by rising interest rates and inflation. After a very difficult first half of the year, equity markets rebounded briefly in July and August on investor hopes of an easing in inflation and a Fed pivot or pause. The reprieve, however, was short-lived, as stocks tumbled to fresh lows in late September amid..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Market Action Update: Engine Trouble

| 9/14/22 3:27 PM
4 minute read

It is rare that the three largest growth engines in the world, the U.S., China, and Europe, are struggling at the same time. Each is facing related, but also unique, macro-headwinds. In summary, we refer to these headwinds as “ICE” – inflation, Covid, and energy. The U.S. is dealing with historically high inflation. In China, the headwinds are largely self-inflicted, as they maintain their current Zero-Covid Policy causing them to..

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Investment Commentary Investments & Economy Grow

Bear Market: Painful Present Creates Future Opportunity

| 7/18/22 9:50 AM
12 minute read

A lot has happened since our last investment commentary. The first half of 2022 has been the worst first six months of a year for stocks and bonds since 1970. No doubt it’s been an extremely difficult year, with equity markets falling into bear market territory (down more than 20%) and low-risk bonds also registering double-digit losses. Over the past few months, the economic backdrop has worsened, with sustained high inflation..

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