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As we’ve been discussing in this blog since the Spring, the Federal Reserve’s hiking of interest rates will result in one of three outcomes: a recession (perhaps a deep one), stagflation (combination of high inflation and low or even negative growth), or a “soft landing” (the economy avoids a recession while inflation comes down meaningfully). Here we are many months later, and the jury is still out deliberating - we simply
“What's glaringly missing in the headlines is that in 1970 the S&P 500 lost 21% in the first six months but recovered 27% in the second half. And that's not the only example of significant second half turnarounds.” - LPL Research Note to advisors on 6/30/2022. Perhaps you’ve heard it 11 or 100 times in the last week or two: the first six months of 2022 was the worst since 1970.
Last week, the government released the May inflation report. The news wasn’t good – and markets sold off. On top of that, we are apparently in one collective bad mood, at least according to the well-respected Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey. The lowest sentiment number ever recorded was just released in the most recent survey. It’s hard to blame consumers when there is a gas “scoreboard” broadcasting the pain on street corners everywhere and, like the
“If you aren’t willing to own a stock for 10 years, don’t even think about owning it for 10 minutes.” – Warren Buffet, legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway The primary function of financial journalism seems to be terrifying us out of ever achieving our financial goals by shrieking about the market’s volatility. We are being reminded of this daily as some of the major stock indexes are now in
“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”– John Maynard Keynes, British Economist, and pioneer of Keynesian economics. Until recently, I’ve been an optimist about the direction and impacts of inflation. But two things have caused me to shift my thinking - at least for the near to moderate term. First, the war in Ukraine. Second, the money supply continues to expand at a concerning pace.
The market weakness that we saw last year with growth stocks has now spread to the rest of the market. The S&P 500 entered “correction” territory in January – meaning more than a 10% drop in value. The NASDAQ was worse. So why is Mr. Market in a bad mood? Corrections are Normal First, let’s not forget that 10% corrections are normal. Everyone is entitled to a bad mood from time