Q3 2022 Market Commentary

Recession concerns continued to stalk capital markets throughout the Third Quarter after a difficult first half of the year despitesoftening inflation data. A Consumer Price Index (CPI) spike of 9.1% in June was followed by a relatively lower July reading of8.5%. This...

Q2 2022 Market Commentary

Let us begin by briefly reflecting on the point that contributed to the worst first half of a year for equity markets since 1972. The May inflation reading of 8.6% exceeded expectations and caused a swift reaction from the Federal Reserve. The 75-bps rate increase...

Q1 2022 Market Commentary

Equity markets navigated a partial recovery from recent lows as the First Quarter closed in the red. The S&P 500 was down4.6% as global concerns continue to cast an ominous shadow on capital markets. In addition to lingering reports on the status ofCOVID-19 cases,...

Q4 2021 Market Commentary

The last quarter of 2021 started on a positive note as we recovered from a downturn during the month of September. Despitethe lack of complete answers to issues such as inflation, the direction of the Federal Reserve and the mystery that is the labormarket, the belief...

Q2 2021 Market Commentary

It is remarkable that we have already moved through the first half of 2021, and yet, the passage of time appears to be moving slowlyas we continue to monitor economic indicators for clarification on the global path of recovery. Two persistent issues remain at...