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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 week started with a thud and ended with an even bigger thud. The common catalyst was Fed Chair Powell's policy speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium.
Despite the first two quarters of 2022 bringing the worst US bond market returns since 1980, July delivered a positive beginning for bonds in the third quarter.
We are pleased to announce that Financial Synergies Wealth Advisors has been selected to Financial Advisor Magazine's list of America's Top RIAs for 2022.
A four-week winning streak for the market came to an end this week. The simple reason why is that the market was overbought on a short-term basis and due for a pullback.
"Will I outlive my retirement money?" This is one of the top fears for people who are starting to prepare for their retirement years.
Investors and economists have breathed a sigh of relief as new inflation data suggest that price pressures are easing.

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