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Market Action Update: Staring at the Edge

| 3/14/23 11:27 AM
3 minute read

What a difference a few days make. Early last week, a more hawkish Fed had the market pricing in almost a coin flip between a 25bps rate hike and a 50bps rate hike. The theme was “higher for longer.” However, we ended the week with a run on the banking sector, which saw the collapse of two large regional banks. While there are echoes of the Great Financial Crisis, this time around it isn’t so much a credit issue (bad loans) but a..

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Looking Beyond

| 1/24/23 9:54 AM
10 minute read

The year ended leaving many frustrated and confused about the financial markets, and as we start 2023 there are some glimmers of optimism. But, in order to appreciate the real story about the economy and the financial markets, we must look beyond the current environment.

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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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