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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 6
2/7/2023

There has been a lot of speculation about the death of the current economic expansion in the United States, too. The Federal Reserve has increased the federal funds rate at an unprecedented pace in 2022 to slow economic growth and price increases.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 5
1/30/2023

The vicious cycle of inflation. Last week, we learned that pay increases at central banks in many parts of the world won’t keep pace with inflation. As a result, their employees may not be able to maintain the standards of living they had before inflation began rising.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 4
1/23/2023

“It’s hard to be a contrarian for very long these days because the consensus seems to change so quickly,” opined Ed Yardeni via LinkedIn last week.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 3
1/17/2023

After last year’s geopolitical turmoil, economic malaise, and tumultuous stock market decline, many financial professionals – from investors to asset managers – have strong opinions about what will happen in 2023.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 2
1/10/2023

Last Friday, we learned that demand for workers in the United States remained strong in 2022. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in December.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 1
1/3/2023

2022 was a dismal year for financial markets. Major United States stock indices moved lower, trimming, or eliminating the previous year’s gains.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 52
12/27/2022

What a year! In some ways, it feels as though we lived through several years in 2022.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 51
12/20/2022

For months, investors have cheered bad economic news. When the United States economy showed signs of weakness, stock markets often reflected investor enthusiasm.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 50
12/13/2022

What comes next? The U.S. stock market tends to be a forward-looking vehicle. Investors make decisions today based on what they think may be ahead for the economy, and how economic change may affect the companies they’re considering for investment.

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Weekly Market Commentary – Week 49
12/6/2022

Throughout 2022, the United States Federal Reserve has been trying to slow inflation by putting the brakes on the U.S. economy. So far, the Fed has raised rates six times, but the economy continues to grow apace.

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