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Weekly Market Commentary
6/21/2022

The fight against inflation intensified. Last week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a message that it is serious about fighting inflation. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lifted the federal funds target rate by 0.75 percentage points.

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Weekly Market Commentary
6/13/2022

Inflation is proving to be far more tenacious than markets had hoped. The idea that inflation peaked in March was put to rest last week when the Consumer Price Index (CPI) showed that inflation accelerated in May.

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Weekly Market Commentary
6/7/2022

How strong is the United States economy? That’s the question investors were mulling after last week’s jobs report. More jobs were created in May than economists expected, and the labor force participation rate rose, meaning even more people are returning to work.

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Weekly Market Commentary
5/31/2022

Investors reassessed and markets bounced. Last week, major U.S. stock indices moved higher for the first time in weeks.

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Weekly Market Commentary
5/24/2022

On the fear and greed cycle. One of the most challenging times for investors is a market downturn. Whether markets are experiencing a correction or a bear market, it’s really disturbing to watch the value of your savings and investments decline

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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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