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The stock market is adjusting to a new chapter in the inflation story that could keep Fed policy rates higher for longer.
*Sorry for the delayed release on this. The stock market started last week on an upbeat note. Market participants had a rosy outlook for the future having latched onto the peak inflation, peak hawkishness, and soft-landing narratives.
Yesterday was a brutal day for stocks and bonds. The upside to challenging market environments like these is that they remind us that holding the line and staying invested are critical to long-term investment success.
The new Inflation Reduction Act is a big enchilada of green energy spending, corporate taxes, and some pretty major changes to Medicare.
The stock market came into this shortened week of trading on a three-week losing streak, but strong sentiment powered a move upwards.
This year has been historically bad for bonds, and while swift bond price declines can be upsetting, it’s not time to abandon bonds.
One of the more vocal arguments against value investing stems from a belief that we’re in a “new normal” environment where innovative, or high-tech, companies have a leg up on “old guard” industries, such as energy or financials.
This week included the end of August and the beginning of September. Both looked roughly the same, which is to say neither was good.
The market recovery has hit a bump due to uncertainty around interest rates and the Fed. Rates have driven markets all year with significant impacts on stock and bond prices, economic growth, the housing market, and more.
The Houston Business Journal has ranked Financial Synergies Wealth Advisors as a Top Wealth Management firm in Houston for 2022.

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