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Each of the major indices fell more than 2.0% this week, as the market remained pressured by growth concerns, heightened volatility, and downwards momentum.
Perhaps nothing summarizes the investor experience in 2022 better than the old quote that "nothing worth doing is easy."
Inflation in the US has surged to the highest level in nearly 40 years, reaching 8.5% in March 2022. This, coupled with the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates, has alarmed many investors.
The stock market started May with a volatile week that produced losses for the major averages. And it was a wild ride.
The market can’t catch a break, and there's not much good news to be reported these days. And honestly, it may get much worse before it gets better.
With the uncertainty and market swings of the past few years, it's certainly understandable that some investors would seek the safety of cash.
The first quarter 2022 market downturn squeezed equity and fixed-income asset classes alike. As investors, we've all grown accustomed to pull-backs in stocks, but not like the simultaneous stock and bond drawdowns of the magnitude we just witnessed.
The S&P 500 dropped 2.8% this week, unable to get past concerns about rising rates and the Fed's hawkish mindset.
There has been a fair amount of talk about a possible recession coming to us in the near future. I want to discuss what that means and also give a bit of historical context so that we understand the recession when a recession actually shows up.
For investors, the temptation to focus on short-term trading at the expense of long-term investing is a powerful one.

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