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  • Seeking Signposts in Unsettled Terrain
    Plus October Market Report

    John Gorlow | Nov 18, 2022
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    A soaring market is not always enough to erase fear. We witnessed that earlier this month, when a stupendous one-day rally raised the S&P 500 by over 800 points but did little to quell investors’ concerns about inflation, interest rates, or recession. We live in highly unpredictable times. With slurries of unsettling news flowing into the markets from all directions, what can we read in the turbulence?


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  • Markets Wither Under Inflation Heat
    Plus Third Quarter 2022 Market Review

    John Gorlow | Oct 12, 2022
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    There’s no way to sugarcoat this past quarter. Markets finished the month uniformly lower and ended September in retreat. In fact, it was the worst monthly drop since March 2020, when the rapid spread of Covid sent the economy into a full shutdown. Despite gloom in the markets, life was its usual mixed bag including moments of hope and joy.


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  • The Dollar Watchers
    Plus August Market Report

    John Gorlow | Sep 09, 2022
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    In August, stocks slumped and global bonds declined as tighter central bank policy, recession fears and high inflation spooked investors. July’s rally fizzled early in the month, and the S&P 500 ended August down 4%. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar surged to a nearly 20-year high against a basket of global currencies. What does this steep climb portend for the global economy and your portfolio?


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  • Making Sense of Mixed Signals
    Plus July Market Report

    John Gorlow | Aug 09, 2022
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    The economy seemed to be moving in opposite directions in July. While economists were debating whether we had entered a recession, employers were filling jobs at a blistering pace. By the end of the month, with job growth more than double the forecasts, investors put recession fears on hold to worry anew about inflation. “Markets are a very complicated Impressionist painting,” Pimco CEO Emmanuel Roman said in a Financial Times interview (15-July). “Different pieces contribute to the story.” Only, this story isn’t following any previous script.  


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  • Spooked by Rate Hike,
    Market Volatility and Bond Woes Intensify

    John Gorlow | May 14, 2022
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    Stocks saw a sharp pullback in May as the Federal Reserve made it clear that it would aggressively fight inflation by approving the biggest interest rate increase since 2000. The Fed plans to shrink its massive bond holdings, and signaled that it will work to cool the economy and tamp down the fastest rise in prices seen since the early 1980s.

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  • Living With Uncertainty
    Plus Q1 2022 Market Review

    John Gorlow | Apr 21, 2022
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    The first quarter of 2022 whiplashed investors, with each day bringing a raft of bad news to process. War erupted, inflation soared, bonds tanked, and supply chains were further stressed as rising oil and gas prices smashed into economic recovery. Extreme volatility was the norm: Occidental Petroleum soared 95% in the quarter, while Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company, racked up the biggest single-day loss in history for a US company ($232 billion). If you’re feeling unsettled about the markets, you’re not alone.

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  • Russian Aggression Tests Global
    Economic Resilience Plus February Market Report

    John Gorlow | Mar 22, 2022
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    In early 2022, the economic outlook appeared to be improving despite ongoing challenges. While Covid-19 and its variants proved impossible to eradicate, new strains appeared to be less deadly. Job creation and unemployment data were encouraging. Inflation topped the list of concerns for investors as prices continued to rise amid mismatched supply and demand. But everything changed on February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, layering an urgent humanitarian and geopolitical crisis on top of a fragile world economy.

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  • Inflation Strikes a Nerve
    Plus January Market Report

    John Gorlow | Feb 18, 2022
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    Stocks tumbled in January, posting their largest monthly loss since the beginning of the pandemic. Investors were spooked by unabated inflation, ongoing supply chain issues and semiconductor shortages, and the buildup of Russian military forces around Ukraine. Investors felt threatened on many levels, and the markets reflected that.

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  • Economy Strengthens as Obstacles Multiply
    Plus 2021 Year-End Review

    John Gorlow | Jan 07, 2022
    JohnGorlow_26593 The year 2021 was marked by uncertainty on many fronts. It began with a shocking attempt to overturn an American election, televised live from the nation’s Capitol building. As a new administration entered the White House, investors refocused on the uncertainties of a recovering economy and a COVID-19 pandemic that refused to be quelled. Throughout the year, optimism was often followed by setbacks. Periods of volatility were sparked by new COVID variants, rising inflation, China’s real estate market, soaring government debt, and crowd-sourced investing frenzies. Still, investors who stayed the course benefited from recovery and expansion as the economy gained strength.
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