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2022 Q4 Recap & Outlook

Considering how last year began, the 18% full-year decline in the S&P 500 might seem about right. However, the performance of the broad index doesn’t tell the story of many, many stocks that fared much worse in 2022. Expensive, growth-oriented stocks were the most...

Higher for Longer

Keeping with market expectations, The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target range for the federal funds rate by ½ percentage point, bringing the target range to 4 ¼ to 4 ½ percent. While the increase broke a string of four straight ¾ point hikes, the...

2022 Q3 Recap & Outlook

Stocks continued to struggle in Q3 for all the same reasons the first half was rough. If anything, Federal Reserve Chair Powell and his colleagues doubled down on their hawkish messaging last quarter. We said throughout the first six months that the market pullback...

Fed Destination

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for August and reported higher than expected inflation. Headline inflation rose 8.3% year over year, while Core CPI (ex-food and energy) increased 6.3%. Month over month numbers also increased...

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