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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended July 1st

July 6, 2022

Historic first half As June concluded, the S&P 500’s closing level on Thursday was down 21.0% from the start of the year, marking the index’s worst first-half performance of any year since 1970. As for June’s monthly result, the index was down 8.4%, the worst June performance since 2008, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. […]

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Capital Group: Midyear Outlook

June 30, 2022

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Hartford Funds: Midyear Outlook

June 29, 2022

Midyear Outlook: Sticky Inflation, Weaker Growth: A Volatile Mix In the second half of 2022, the focus remains on market worries, inflation pressures, and continuing geopolitical risks. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The views expressed here are those of the authors and Wellington Management’s Investment Strategy Team. They should not be construed as investment advice. […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended June 24th

June 28, 2022

  Roaring back After declining for three weeks in a row, the major U.S. stock indexes regained their footing, with the NASDAQ surging more than 7%, the S&P 500 adding more than 6%, and the Dow rising more than 5%. The results marked a near mirror-image reversal from the previous week, when the S&P fell […]

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John Hancock: How Does Inflation Affect Investments?

June 23, 2022

How does inflation affect investments?   Inflation is a broad and sustained rise in the prices of products and services that people use every day. Its impact is often viewed through the lens of your household budget, as each paycheck purchases fewer of the same items it once did. But inflation can also affect the […]

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Capital Group: Time To Pursue All-Weather Investing

June 22, 2022

With economic storm clouds obscuring the outlook for U.S. growth, investors may want to prepare their portfolios for ongoing market volatility. “The environment is changing rapidly and significant headwinds have emerged,” says U.S. economist Jared Franz. “But clear areas of strength can be found across the American economy.” Is a recession on the horizon? “Recessions […]

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Nuveen: 2022 2Q Outlook

June 16, 2022

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LPL: Inflation At 41 Year Highs But There Is Some Good News

June 15, 2022

  Headline Inflation Jumps, Core Inflation Cools Headline inflation in May rose 8.6% from a year ago, accelerating from April’s 8.3% growth rate. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to the highest year-over-year increase since December 1981. The spike in consumer prices were fairly broad-based but especially noticeable in gas and groceries. “Higher food costs […]

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John Hancock: Weekly Market Recap Week Ended June 10th

June 14, 2022

  Inflation expansion Surging energy and food prices were key drivers of May’s increase in the Consumer Price Index to an annual rate of 8.6%, the highest since December 1981. Last month’s figure is up from 8.3% in April. Excluding energy and food, core inflation rose 0.6% on a month-to-month basis in May—the same rate […]

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LPL: Savings Rate Falls As Inflation Takes A Bite

June 9, 2022

Savings Rate Falls As Inflation Takes A Bite The latest personal income and spending data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that part of the driver of spending growth in April was from savings. Another engine driving consumer spending was credit card usage but first, consider the savings rate. Real consumer spending rose 0.7% […]

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