The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Dec 27 – Dec 31, 2021

January 4, 2022


At a glance:

  • Overall, the U.S. performed well as stock markets closed out 2021 strong and leading economic indicators are pointing to global growth.
  • While stocks outperformed in 2021, bonds had a rough year due to inflation trending higher than expected.
  • Despite continued supply chain challenges and the rise in Omicron cases, U.S. manufacturers and service businesses are optimistic on their economic outlook.
  • Inflation across a variety of commodities and input costs remains high from agriculture and plastic to lumber and air freight.
  • Meanwhile, we are reading about big tech companies gearing up to release new “metaverse” products and services, how Madden NFL changed the world’s most popular video games, 2021 may have forever changed the auto industry and real estate economists look back at 2021 and forecast 2022.

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Simeon Wallis

Chief Investment Officer At Aprio Wealth Management At Aprio Simeon is the Chief Investment Officer of Aprio Wealth Management and the Director of Aprio Family Office. Simeon brings two decades of professional investing experience in publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as senior-level operating and strategy consulting experiences.

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