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So far Matt Garrott has created 112 blog entries.

Dow 40,000

By |2024-06-05T16:14:37+00:00June 5th, 2024|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The S&P 500 gained 4.8% in May, offsetting the 4.2% dip in April.  Year-to-date the S&P 500 is up over 11% while the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index continues to struggle, down about 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average made history on May 17th, closing at over 40,000 for the [...]

Why Don’t You Just Buy the Good Stocks?

By |2024-05-02T15:53:52+00:00May 2nd, 2024|Blog|

By: Matt Garrott The S&P 500 gave back almost half of its first quarter gains in April, dropping over 4%.  The Federal Reserve held rates steady as US GDP came in well below expectations and inflation remained sticky.  The US Postal Service recommended raising the price of a First-Class Forever stamp to $0.73 [...]

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 [...]

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