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Market Volatility

Navigating when markets get rough.
CONTENT WITH Market Volatility

Navigating when markets get rough.

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Stocks fell Monday as the spread of the delta COVID-19 variant fueled concerns of a sharper economic slowdown.
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The spread of the COVID-19 delta variant has raised concerns of a faster-than-expected slowdown.
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In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.
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Inflationary bottleneck pressures tied to the economic reopening are fading; and as suggested by the bond market and wages, a return to hyperinflation is unlikely.
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It’s possible that good data could be interpreted as bad news for U.S. markets in the near-term as strong economic data could prompt the Fed to unwind earlier.
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It’s been a highly-rotational stock market this year in terms of leadership; with aggressively-speculative themes peppered in. Remember, neither FOMO nor HODL are investment strategies.
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The recovery is now over; a new global economic expansion has begun. The new economic cycle has seen stock market leadership pass from the U.S. to Europe.
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While it’s very early to say the rise in inflation has passed, there are signs that the fastest part of the rebound in inflation might soon be over.
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The shortage of supplies indicates risk of economic weakness coupled with rising prices.
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The stock market has been generally cheering strong economic data; but history shows that boom economic conditions may already be largely priced in.

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