The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 8 – 12, 2022

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At a glance: The markets were universally enthusiastic as stocks, bonds, commodities and crypto were up across the board last week. The S&P 500 recovered 50% of its year-to-date losses while the Nasdaq rallied 20% from its lows. What’s behind this? Expectations that inflation will mellow, and the Federal Reserve could start reducing rates early…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 1 – 5, 2022

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At a glance: Global markets increased last week as investors embraced riskier stocks and bonds aimed to recoup losses that occurred during the first half of the year. Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and emerging markets led the risk-centric performance, while the energy sector dropped 8% last week. Earnings are growing faster than expected with 75% of…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 18 – 22, 2022

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At a glance: The markets rallied across the board as stocks, bonds, commodities and crypto ended the week up as investors start to look past inflation. Consumer discretionary stocks, technology and industrials typically underperform in a higher interest rate environment but are heading into the third quarter on a high note. On the other hand,…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 11 – 15, 2022

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At a glance: Last week, the markets faced another multi-decade high inflation as investors grow concerned that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by 1% at the end of the month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) report was higher than expected sending the market into a tailspin as technology, smaller companies, emerging markets and…

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The Growth of Impact Investing: From Pension Funds to Endowments Divesting Fossil Fuel Assets

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At a glance Main takeaway: Pension funds and endowments are actively seeking opportunities that align with their goals to make positive environmental and social change through impact investing. Invest with confidence: Limited partners have shifted their focus towards impact investing despite a lack of standardization to accurately measure the true benefits. Next steps: Developing a…

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Part III: International investing is making a comeback as domestic markets continue to struggle.

Throughout history, domestic and international markets alternate outperforming each other by decade. Watch the final part of our Economic FAQs series as Aprio’s Chief Investment Officer, Simeon Wallis, and Senior Wealth Advisor, David Kutner, discuss the current state and future of global economies, including: Diversifying into international markets, specifically in areas where there is controversy,…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: June 6 – 10, 2022

At a glance: Stocks, bonds and crypto experienced one of the worst weeks since the early days of COVID, causing concern among investors that the Fed may react aggressively in raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in well above expectations as year-over-year inflation increased by 8.6%. Core CPI is causing a big…

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