The market weakness in 2022 has continued to accelerate, driving equity prices lower. While it may feel like a pretty extreme selloff, the S&P 500 selling off 15% is fairly normal, occurring every 2.5 years.
Market Correction: What It Is and Why Market Corrections Matter
After what seems like an eternity without a market downturn, the start of 2022 is a reminder that market corrections are a normal and regular occurrence.
It Only Gets Harder from Here: Valuations, Bond Environment and Wage Growth
Walkner Condon’s Clint Walkner writes about the three factors that could contribute to 2022 being a challenging year for investment returns.
Reviewing Sector Performance in 2021 and Positioning in 2022
From COVID-19 to inflation, lots of factors were at play with the rise and fall of markets in 2021. Who were the winners and losers? And what’s ahead in 2022?
The Year of Impossible Choices: 2022 Market Outlook and 2021 Review
Syl Michelin, Walkner Condon’s resident CFA, covers the last year in the markets and looks ahead to factors shaping the year ahead.
2022 Investment and Market Outlook Guide
Featured in this year’s outlook is a market recap and 2022 preview from our CFA®, Syl Michelin, plus looks at sector & factor performance, index funds, several U.S. expat-focused topics, and more.
Six Things to Know about U.S. Treasury Series I Savings Bonds and Their High Yield
In our yield-starved environment, it’s hard to find yield as enticing as the Series I Savings Bonds’ 7.12%. Here’s what you should know.
Markets within Markets: Assessing the High Levels of Dispersion in Stock Valuations
Is the market cheap or expensive? Syl Michelin explains why the current valuation spread makes it challenging to formulate an answer to that question.
The Case for Using Dividend-Paying Stock in a Yield-Starved Market
Stan examines the data and explains why dividend-paying stock can be an important part of a portfolio, especially in a rising interest environment.
Year of Electric Vehicles: What will Shape EV Trend in 2021?
Tesla helped jumpstart the electric vehicle boom. With tax credits and more accessible charging stations, will 2021 be the year EVs take off?