Economic Update — Reviewing Q2 2022

The bear officially came out of hibernation in the second quarter of 2022. Adding to a down Q1, all three major US indices fell by double-digit percentage points in Q2. The Dow ended the second quarter of 2022 10.8% lower, the S&P 500 was off 16.1%, and the NASDAQ posted a bear market performance in … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q1 2021

A big green flag was waved for the bull market in the first quarter of 2021, as investors continued to load up their plates with risky assets. With a presidential election behind us and ever-growing coronavirus vaccination rates ahead, US markets got back off to the races. The NASDAQ gained 3% in Q1, but a … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q4 2020

Not even two brand-new strains of the novel coronavirus could slow the bull market down in Q4. Despite worldwide lockdowns, a blanket of new restrictions in the United States, and even a dose of election uncertainty, the Dow and S&P 500 rose 10% and 11.1%, respectively, while the NASDAQ tacked on a 13.8% gain in … Continued