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Market Snapshot for April 2022

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Market sentiment weakened amid escalating tensions between the West and Russia, Covid lockdowns in China, and elevated inflation 1st quarter US real GDP contracted 1.4%, hurt

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Market Snapshot for March 2022

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Continued concerns over the war in Ukraine, inflation, and tightening monetary policy drove volatility higher in March across asset classes With Inflation rising to a four-decade

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Market Snapshot for February 2022

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rattled global financial markets, with most equity and bond indices down for the month Risk to supply of Russian and Ukrainian exports

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Market Snapshot for January 2022

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Concerns over Central Bank tightening, inflation, and geopolitical tensions caused most asset classes to decline for the month  The Federal Reserve set expectations for a March

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Monthly Market Update for Dec 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Equity markets rose in December as fear of the Omicron variant faded amid indications it resulted in milder symptoms The Federal Reserve announced a plan to

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Monthly Market Update for November 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Equity markets faltered in November after news of a new Covid-19 variant triggered a flight to safety The Federal Reserve announced its plan to taper asset

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Monthly Market Update for October 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Equity markets surged in October as strong earnings countered worries about inflation and weaker growth US GDP rose a weaker-than-expected 2.0% in the third quarter, with

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November FOMC Follow-Up

Rates The FOMC unanimously voted to keep the Fed Funds target rate unchanged within the 0.00% to 0.25% range. Market implied probabilities indicate investors are pricing in a reasonable likelihood of at least one rate increase by the middle of next year and a strong probability of at least two

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Monthly Market Update for September 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Risk assets declined in September as investors reacted to weaker economic data, the debt ceiling fight, and shifting policy support Fed messaging tilted more hawkish, with

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Market Snapshot for August 2021

Please find the next blog in our monthly series that provides a snapshot of the markets and the state of the economy. Economic Overview Consumer sentiment had another precipitous drop in August, weighed down by the rapidly spreading Delta variant YoY Inflation remains elevated but monthly increases have moderated, suggesting

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