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Market Commentary 12/31/2023

By |2024-01-08T15:18:03+00:00January 8th, 2024|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott What Happened in 2023 2023 was a surprise to the upside.  Inflation dropped, a much-anticipated recession never arrived, and the S&P gained 26.3%.  Famed investor Peter Lynch said, “Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections [...]

Magnificent 7

By |2023-12-08T15:26:12+00:00December 8th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The story of the S&P 500 this year is the Magnificent 7.  That is, the seven largest companies in the index by market cap (it’s 8 tickers because Google has two share classes).  The S&P is up over 20% year-to-date, mainly because of these giants:   All investment pros had [...]

Market Commentary 9/30/2023

By |2023-10-05T15:03:37+00:00October 5th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott Cash and commodities were the only places to hide in the third quarter as stocks and bonds both posted negative returns.  The yield curve remains inverted.  A government shutdown has been delayed, but looms behind daily headlines of legislative dysfunction.  Strikes are hitting not only Hollywood and Las Vegas, but [...]

2023: Year of the 4 Comma Club

By |2023-06-09T14:30:12+00:00June 9th, 2023|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The stock market in 2023 has been dominated by the 4 Comma Club, the Trillionaires* – Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, and Nvidia.  Nvidia’s position in this elite group is not cemented in place as it has recently fallen back down to a mere $925 billion market cap.  Schwab’s Liz Ann [...]

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