March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

As the war in Ukraine intensified last week, financial markets grappled with uncertainty.

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February 28, 2022

February 28, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision ignited the biggest military conflict in Europe since World War II. The war is already exacting a terrible human toll.

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February 21, 2022

February 21, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

Volatility was high last week as investors guessed and second-guessed how markets would react if Russia invaded Ukraine and sanctions were imposed on Russia.

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February 14, 2022

February 14, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

To say that economists did not have great expectations for the January employment report might be understating their position. It was widely believed that the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant would translate into a dismal jobs report.1 It didn’t.

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February 7, 2022

February 7, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

To say that economists did not have great expectations for the January employment report might be understating their position. It was widely believed that the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant would translate into a dismal jobs report.1 It didn’t.

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January 31, 2022

January 31, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

Last week, the January stock market decline was interrupted by a Friday afternoon rally.

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January 24, 2022

January 24, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

It’s widely recognized that people do not make perfect financial decisions. In fact, many investors rely on mental shortcuts when asked to make complex decisions.

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January 18, 2022

January 17, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

If you skimmed the headlines last week, you may have seen that retail sales – the purchases we make from stores in-person or online – declined 1.9 percent in December.

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January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

In the 1950’s, then Fed Chair William McChesney Martin described the Federal Reserve as “the chaperone who has ordered the punch bowl removed just when the party was really warming up.”

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January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

Everything seemed to shoot higher – from COVID-19 cases and vaccinations to economic growth and global stock markets. Everything except for optimism.

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