Investment Commentary, Q2 2022

Investment Commentary, Q2 2022

Q2 Investment Commentary HighlightsStocks and bonds, both in the US and abroad, experienced further volatility and declines during the second quarter of 2022. It is times like these that test us as investors. Look at a long-term chart of the stock market and...
June Market Update

June Market Update

Overview The US stock market is down 23% since the start of the year. Almost every investment around the world is negative: international stocks (-22%), US bonds (-15%), and international bonds (-12%). Less diversified investments, such as the technology-heavy NASDAQ...
Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

I wanted to share a few pieces of information regarding the recent market volatility. The Bad News Succinctly put, it’s been a bad start to the year. The reasons are well known: inflationary worries, the Russia-Ukraine war, high oil prices, Covid shutdowns in...
Investment Commentary, Q1 2022

Investment Commentary, Q1 2022

Q1 Investment Commentary HighlightsThe biggest event during the first quarter of 2022 was the beginning of the war between Ukraine and Russia, which caused an increase in volatility across stock and bond markets. US and international stocks ended down for the quarter,...
Investment Commentary, Fourth Quarter, 2021

Investment Commentary, Fourth Quarter, 2021

HighlightsThe fourth quarter of 2021 saw no shortage of concerning headlines, including the emergence of the omicron variant, political issues globally, and more persistent elevated inflation readings. On the positive side, employment conditions continue to improve,...