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  • Market Commentary: A More Positive 2023

    Posted on November 28, 2022

    A More Positive 2023 Stocks continued to move higher last week, with the Dow back above 34,000 and officially closing at a new seven-month high along the way. After energy led the rally, several other sectors, including financials, health care, materials, and industrials are now participati …

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  • 5 Charts Showing the Strength of the Labor Market

    Posted on October 13, 2022

    Last Friday, yet another strong payroll report was released with the headlines stating payrolls grew 263,000 in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

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  • Market Commentary: Wake Me Up When September Ends

    Posted on September 19, 2022

    The popular Green Day song titled “Wake Me Up When September Ends” feels quite appropriate given the recent market volatility. In fact, the S&P 500 has now dropped at least 3% for three of the past four weeks. As we’ve noted in this commentary, stocks tend to be quite volatile and poten …

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  • Market Commentary: The Election is Near

    Posted on September 12, 2022

    It’s hard to believe, but we are less than two months away from midterm elections in early November. Given all the well-known worries this year — from inflation to the war in Ukraine, the economy to the bear market — most investors haven’t started to think about midterms quite yet. But we e …

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  • Market Commentary: Moderating Inflation, Ebbing Political Uncertainty Among Reasons for Hope in the Face of a Tough Market

    Posted on July 5, 2022

    The Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index increased 0.6% in May, after rising only 0.2% in April. PCE inflation is an alternative inflation measure to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is released earlier. The two measures both show inflation to be very high, but the CPI in …

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  • Market Commentary: S&P 500 Rallies 6.5%, Lifting Market Above Bear Level

    Posted on June 27, 2022

    The S&P 500 spent only a short time below the 20%-decline threshold, before jumping back above it last week. U.S. large-cap stocks rallied 6.5% based on optimism that inflationary pressures are starting to respond to higher interest rates.

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  • Market Commentary: Fed Raises Rates by 0.75%, Market Moves Into Bear Territory

    Posted on June 21, 2022

    The S&P 500 dropped 5.7% last week and is now 22.3% off its peak. This decline pushed the index of large-cap U.S. stocks into a bear market, which is defined as a 20% or greater drop from its peak. Volatility remained elevated, and the S&P 500 has now moved by 1% or more 60 times …

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  • Tips to Help You Stay Strong During Market Volatility

    Posted on June 15, 2022

    It’s almost impossible not to feel anxious at the dips and dives the stock market has been taking recently, compounded by relentless inflation-focused headlines. That’s why you might be surprised to learn there’s a lot of positive news to be had, despite the market uncertainty. 

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  • Market Commentary: Inflation Pressures Remain High, S&P Dips Again

    Posted on June 13, 2022

    The S&P 500 dropped 5.1% last week as investors digested new inflation data released on Friday. May’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report showed a reacceleration of inflation after a brief reprieve in April. Headline CPI increased 8.6%, which is the fastest pace since December 1981. The p …

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  • The 3 Inflection Points Behind the Stock Market’s Dip

    Posted on June 1, 2022

    Burt White, Chief Strategy Officer   So far, 2022 is off to one of the worst ever starts of a year for stock returns. And the reasons are numerous and front of mind for us all: an unexpected war in Ukraine, the lingering impacts of COVID-19, the highest inflation rates in 40 years and the …

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