The past year was the first time in more than a century that cash outperformed both stocks and bonds. Stocks posted their worst year since 2008, when the economy was in the midst of the Great Financial Crisis. Bonds fared even worse. By some measures, the last year was the worst period for the U.S. […]
2022 has proven to be a tumultuous year for investors. Rampant inflation and central banks’ efforts to combat it have weighed heavily on the bond and stock markets alike. The S&P 500 ended 5.28% lower for the quarter and remains in bear territory, meaning down more than 20% from recent highs. The deep losses in […]
The U.S. economy and stock market have both struggled in the first half of 2022. The highest inflation in more than four decades, aggressive tightening of monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and the ongoing war in Ukraine have weighed heavily on the markets, with the S&P 500 falling into a bear market. For our […]
After a strong 2021, the first quarter of 2022 has been difficult for the markets. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has roiled the global economy, but even prior to the invasion, uncertainty was on the rise as central banks around the world began to tighten monetary policy to combat rampant inflation. This increased uncertainty has led […]
Uncertainty is on the rise as investors grapple with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, surging inflation, and the Federal Reserve’s tightening cycle. For our insights into how these trends will impact the markets and what investors should know about the current environment, please read our latest Investment Commentary. To read the Commentary, click here.