Tag Archives: portfolio management

12 Apr

Inflation Data and Geopolitical Risks Conspire

April 12, 2024 Here are the economic and market highlights for the week:   Consumer prices rose 0.40% in March and were up 3.50% from the year ago period, topping estimates of 0.30% and 3.40%, respectively. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.40% from the previous month while rising 3.80% from a…

Read More
05 Apr

Stocks Move Lower as Investors Check Their Rate Expectations

April 5, 2024 The second quarter got off to a volatile start as bond yields spiked and traders lowered their expectations over the number and timing of Fed rate cuts. Several Fed speakers this week pushed back on the idea that rate cuts are imminent, causing both the equity and bond markets to fall. The…

Read More
22 Mar

Stocks Dance to Record Highs

March 22nd, 2024 Stocks received a solid assist this week from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, helping markets break new highs. Following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday, Powell eased investors’ concerns over whether the uptick in recent inflation reports would prompt a more aggressive posture from the central…

Read More