Market Week: January 24, 2022

The Markets (as of market close January 21, 2022)  Volatility has engulfed the markets this month and is showing no signs of letting up, impacted by a more hawkish Federal Reserve stance, economic disruptions from Omicron, and risks to company profits due to rising costs. Fourth-quarter 2021 corporate earnings season has begun with uneven results…

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Market Week: January 18, 2022

The Markets (as of market close January 14, 2022)  Equities closed generally lower last week, with only the Global Dow ending the week in the black. Inflation, or more likely the Federal Reserve’s response to rising prices, may have influenced investors. Markets are still adjusting to the anticipated tighter monetary policy from the Fed, which…

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Market Week: January 10, 2022

The Markets (as of market close January 7, 2022)  After beginning the week on a high note, stocks couldn’t maintain that momentum, ending the week in thered. Following a record close on Monday, the S&P 500 ended the week down 1.9%, the worst start to ayear since 2016. Some investors may be concerned that the…

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Market Week: January 3, 2022

The Markets (as of market close December 31, 2021)  The last week of 2021 saw stocks close generally higher, with only the Nasdaq slipping lower. The Dowended the week up 1.1%, followed by the S&P 500, the Global Dow, and the Russell 2000. The weekbetween Christmas and New Year’s Day is generally marked by thin…

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Annual Market Review 2021

The year 2021 was one of extreme change. January saw the inauguration of President Joe Biden, but not before protesters sieged the United States Capitol. Despite the initial tumult, the year began with hope that increased availability of coronavirus vaccinations would lead to the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, throughout the year, the emergence of…

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