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Central banks were at the center of this week's trading action, and judging by the stock market's weakness, the central banks were anything but supportive.
As I wrote earlier this week, the S&P 500 has officially fallen to bear market levels. Rapid inflation across the economy has affected consumers and businesses, raising questions about spending and corporate profits.
The last two years have been the perfect storm for inflation, which has now dragged stocks into a bear market. Not only have these trends not let up, they have accelerated.
We are living in a time of extreme uncertainty and the anxiety that comes along with it. And even though it can feel like it, it's not different this time.
The first week of June was a short one, but it ended up being long on disappointment as the major indices couldn't build on the prior week's strong gains.
Last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 4.5 million Americans, or 3% of the entire workforce, quit their jobs in November of 2021.
As stocks continue to flirt with bear market territory, many investors are understandably concerned about a possible recession.
The S&P 500 fell 3.1% this week, which featured disappointing corporate updates and economic data that stoked growth concerns.
From our friends at Visual Capitalist - here is a great infographic illustrating three pervasive myths about bonds in a rising rate environment.
For some investors, there seems to be a constant struggle of wondering whether the rules of investing have changed.

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