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Last Week in Review – September 23, 2022

Last Week in Review – September 23, 2022

Last week stocks recorded a second week of pronounced losses after Federal Reserve policymakers revealed that they expected official short-term interest rates to continue going sharply higher over the next several months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 400 Midcap Index fell to new intraday lows in late 2020, while the S&P 500 Index, small-cap Russell 2000 Index and Nasdaq Composite managed to stay slightly above their bottoms in mid-June 2022.

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Last Week in Review – September 16, 2022

Last Week in Review – September 16, 2022

Last week, stocks fell sharply as inflation fears intensified and short-term bond yields reached levels last seen in 2007. The S&P 500 Index recorded its most significant weekly drop since mid-June and hit its lowest point on an intraday basis since mid-July. Growth stocks fared worst, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite falling nearly 5.5%. Communication services and information technology shares led the declines within the S&P 500 as Google parent Alphabet and Facebook parent Meta Platforms hit new 52-week lows. Industrials and materials shares were also fragile.

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Global Market Commentary August 2022

Global Market Commentary August 2022

Global Equities sunk 3.68%% in August on fears of more aggressive interest rate hikes by central banks in their fight against soaring global inflation. The MSCI All-Country World Index is off 17.75% YTD, its worst eight-month start to a year since its inception. Global bonds were unable to provide reprieve, as the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond and International Bond indexes fell 2.83% and 3.46% respectively this month and they too are off to their worst start in their index histories with YTD returns of negative 10.75% and 10.21% respectively.

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Last Week in Review – September 2, 2022

Last Week in Review – September 2, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks finished lower as investors continued to digest the implications of hawkish messages from Federal Reserve officials. The S&P 500 Index extended the daily losing streak that began with Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s August 26 speech...

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Last Week in Review – August 26, 2022

Last Week in Review – August 26, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks moved sharply lower—if in a week of primarily light summer trading—as investors became less optimistic that the Federal Reserve would be able to tame inflation without causing a significant economic slowdown. Technology and other...

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Last Week in Review – August 19, 2022

Last Week in Review – August 19, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks gave back a portion of the month’s substantial gains after a prominent “hawkish” Federal Reserve policymaker appeared to dampen hopes that inflationary pressures had peaked. The growth-oriented technology and communication services...

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Last Week in Review – August 12, 2022

Last Week in Review – August 12, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks rallied after data showed signs that inflation, while still elevated on an annualized basis, had started to slow, supporting the view that the rise in consumer prices may have peaked. Federal Reserve officials reiterated that the...

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Last Week in Review – August 5, 2022

Last Week in Review – August 5, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks were mixed as a much stronger-than-expected jobs report revived investor concerns that the Federal Reserve will need to maintain an aggressive pace of interest rate hikes to tamp down high inflation. The Nasdaq Composite. Russell...

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Global Market Commentary July 2022

Global Market Commentary July 2022

Global equities steamed ahead in July; the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) rose 6.98% -- its best monthly return since November 2020. That July performance was a welcome contrast from the previous six months when stocks tumbled 22.26% peak-to-trough from January...

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