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...

Q3 2021 Market Commentary

After contently watching domestic equity markets hover near all-time highs during most of the third quarter, markets eventuallysuccumbed to rotating concerns resulting in the S&P 500 pullback of 4.76% during the last month of September. As we remainconfident in...

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...

Q1 2021 Market Commentary

Equity markets continued their march upward during the first quarter of 2021 supported by economic hope and a recovery in corporatefundamentals. As we move along the vaccination timetable, a sense of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel becomes morepalpable even...

Q4 2020 Market Commentary

Market resilience was a pleasant surprise during 2020 after falling off a cliff in the first quarter. The sense of a bottomless pit was driven by overwhelming uncertainty associated with the introduction of COVID-19. The recovery in market levels was a positive sign...

Q3 2020 Market Commentary

The third quarter can be described as “bittersweet” as markets approached all-time highs before backing off in a healthy manner. It was reassuring to see how market resilience benefitted client portfolio values, but as markets continued to climb without regard to any...

Q2 2020 Market Commentary

We moved through the second quarter as observers watching economic history unfold as COVID-19 initiated the shutdown of all non-essential businesses. This resulted in an initial unemployment claims figure that did not even come close to any street projections. The...
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