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Weekly Market Commentary
5/17/2022

People define bear markets in different ways. Some people say a share price decline of 20 percent is bear market territory.

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Weekly Market Commentary
5/10/2022

There is a lot of uncertainty in financial markets – and markets hate uncertainty. In recent weeks, economic and financial market data have been telling different stories – and that makes it tough for investors to know where the United States economy is headed.

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Weekly Market Commentary
5/3/2022

Correction and contraction…. To-date, economic, coronavirus-related, and geopolitical events have taken a toll from stock and bond markets, as well as the U.S. economy.

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Weekly Market Commentary
4/26/2022

The Federal Reserve’s Ice Bucket Challenge… Remember a few years ago when people raised money for charity by challenging others to pour buckets of icy water over their heads? Last week, the Federal Reserve poured a bucket of ice water over the United States stock market.

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Weekly Market Commentary
4/19/2022

Here’s a riddle: How can inflation be 8.5 percent and 6.5 percent at the same time? The answer is that it depends on how you measure it.

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Weekly Market Commentary
4/12/2022

The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, sanctions on Russia, and a new COVID-19 outbreak in China.

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Weekly Market Commentary
4/4/2022

Checking in on the Federal Reserve. Among other things, Congress asks the Federal Reserve to use its tools to promote price stability and maximum employment.

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Weekly Market Commentary
3/28/2022

Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. In early March, almost two-thirds of Americans who participated in a Nationwide Retirement Institute survey said the Federal Reserve (Fed) should take more aggressive action on inflation.

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Weekly Market Commentary
3/21/2022

Markets were reassured by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)’s actions last week. The FOMC met on March 16 and did exactly what most people expected them to do. They raised the federal funds target rate by a quarter point.

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Weekly Market Commentary
3/8/2022

The world is adapting to a changing reality. As the war in Ukraine intensified last week, financial markets grappled with uncertainty.

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