August 2022 Overview: In the second quarter, the US economy shrank at a 0.9% annualized rate, making it the second decline in a row and propelling the debate of if the economy [...]
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July 2022 - Market Update Inflation ticked up once again in June, with the Consumer Price Index increasing 9.1% from the year prior, up from May’s 8.6% increase.1 Price increases were spread [...]
March 2022 - Market Update Inflation has yet to show signs of slowing as February’s Consumer Price Index notched another multi-decade high with prices increasing 7.9% over the last year and 0.8% [...]
March 2022 Summary: As the Russia invasion of Ukraine escalates, we examined prior geopolitical events to provide historical context. While no two geopolitical events are the same, some caused temporary periods [...]
Geopolitical EventsStephanie Ciardi2022-03-04T17:45:47+00:00
February 2022 - Market Update Inflation notched up AGAIN in January with the Consumer Price Index showing prices increased 7.5% over the past year and 0.6% over December.1While the price increases were broad-based [...]
January 2022 Summary: If we only evaluate other rate hikes, current market volatility may continue until after the Fed’s first rate hike. Although bond values and interest rates move inversely, owning [...]
January 2022 - Market Update The news that dominated 2021 continues to be the primary focus in 2022. And, unfortunately, it will remain the case for at least the first quarter. The [...]
December 2021 - Market Update The big news: the Federal Reserve announced a widely expected acceleration in tapering to fight the elevated levels of inflation we have seen over the past 8 [...]
Market Update!Stephanie Ciardi2022-02-18T16:49:40+00:00
November 2021 - Market Update After a few months of disappointing jobs reports, robust job growth came back in October, with 531,000 new jobs being added to the economy.1Adding to the good news, August [...]
October 2021 - Market Update Inflation remains at the forefront of market conversations with the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) rising 0.4%1 in September. The bulk of the increase was food and [...]
September 2021 - Market Update Inflation remains the topic-du jour after a lower than expected August Consumer CPI report of 0.1% (vs an expected 0.3%). Will inflation start falling or remain stubbornly [...]
August 2021 - Market Update Inflation in July was back in-line with expectations following June's surprises. We're still seeing substantial inflation versus a year ago, but that is to be expected given [...]