Economic Update — Reviewing Q1 2022

The post-pandemic stock market rally came to a sobering halt in the first quarter of 2022. All three major US indices fell by double digit percentage points at some point in Q1. The Dow ended the first quarter of 2022 4.6% lower, the S&P 500 finished Q1 down 5%, and the NASDAQ was off 9.1% … Continued

Russia vs. Ukraine: An Economic Comparison

Though we are most concerned with the effects on human lives from Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, the situation has become an increasingly financial war as western countries have fought back with economic sanctions. The current instability and unprecedented economic measures merit special attention to our portfolios and the risks they carry. We recently talked about … Continued