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Market Recap: December 2022

A brief recap to note some notable events: Russia invades Ukraine, the FED (and other central banks) began their fight against inflation (which peaked at 9.1% annually in 2022) by raising interest rates, China’s sporadic lockdowns strained global supply chains and oil prices (WTI crude) topped out at $119 a barrel.

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Market Recap: November 2022

Equities rallied on the back of softening inflation data and a “Fed pause” mentality in November. The Federal Reserve reiterated its commitment to combat inflation but pivoted to a tone hinting at the potential for a slowing pace of hikes in 2023.

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Market Recap: August 2022

On August 26th, Jerome Powell spoke at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium. His speech, though short (only about 8 minutes), was very concise and a direct indication of the path the FED is willing to take to address inflation. “We are moving our policy stance purposefully to a level that will be sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2%.”

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