Weekly Market Commentary 5/10/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 5/10/2022

The Markets There is a lot of uncertainty in financial markets – and markets hate uncertainty. In recent weeks, economic and financial market data have been telling different stories – and that makes it tough for investors to know where the United States economy is...
Weekly Market Commentary 5/2/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 5/2/2022

The Markets Correction and contraction…. Investing during 2022 has been like running a forest trail and having unexpected obstacles appear every so often – a fallen tree, a swarm of biting flies, a bear with cubs – you get the idea. To-date, economic,...
Weekly Market Commentary 4/26/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 4/26/2022

The Markets The Federal Reserve’s Ice Bucket Challenge… Remember a few years ago when people raised money for charity by challenging others to pour buckets of icy water over their heads? Last week, the Federal Reserve poured a bucket of ice water over the United...
Weekly Market Commentary 4/18/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 4/18/2022

The Markets Here’s a riddle: How can inflation be 8.5 percent and 6.5 percent at the same time? The answer is that it depends on how you measure it. Determining how quickly prices are rising or falling – and where they may be headed in the future – is not simple. In...
Weekly Market Commentary 4/11/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 4/11/2022

The Markets The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, sanctions on Russia, and a new COVID-19 outbreak in China. Here’s a brief review of what happened during: Inflation continued...
Weekly Market Commentary 4/4/2022

Weekly Market Commentary 4/4/2022

The Markets Checking in on the Federal Reserve. Among other things, Congress asks the Federal Reserve to use its tools to promote price stability and maximum employment. Last week, economic data provided information about both. Inflation continued to increase Price...