Market Commentary

Third Quarter, 2023

Capital market volatility picked up during the third quarter as Treasury yields soared to multiyear highs and the equity rally lost momentum. Stubborn inflation, a resilient labor market and a projected ‘higher for longer’ interest rate environment are shifting investor expectations. The U.S. Treasury yield curve has been inverted [...]

2023-10-17T10:53:39-05:00October 17th, 2023|Market Commentary|

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|

Third Quarter, 2022

Investor sentiment has been decidedly bearish since the beginning of the year and for good reasons. Slowing economic growth, elevated inflation, global conflict and aggressive monetary policy have created persistent volatility. Broad market indices produced negative returns for the quarter and are down double digits year to date. As [...]

2022-10-13T14:07:20-05:00October 13th, 2022|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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