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First Quarter, 2023

Capital markets began 2023 on a positive note, with most indices achieving first-quarter gains. Volatility was high however, caused by banking sector issues, inflation, monetary policy and recession concerns. It has been more than 30 days since Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank failed. Media coverage has been broad, [...]

2023-04-17T12:01:21-05:00April 17th, 2023|Market Commentary|

Second Quarter, 2022

The Federal Reserve subscribes to a “flexible" 2% average inflation target as its long-term goal for price stability. In order to manage their dual mandate of price stability and full employment, they expand or compress the money supply, traditionally through interest rate hikes or reductions. US interest rates have been [...]

2022-07-18T12:37:06-05:00July 18th, 2022|Market Commentary|
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