Inflation: Breaking Down the Consumer Price Index

Inflation: Breaking Down the Consumer Price Index

Rising costs have been a reality for much of 2021, though we anticipate the pace of increases to moderate in 2022 as energy prices and supply chain disruptions stabilize. Household and business spending are also expected to exhibit more historically normal patterns this year as fiscal and monetary stimulus are reduced (an acknowledgement that the economic recovery is well on-track).

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Weekly Investment Update: November 29, 2021

Weekly Investment Update: November 29, 2021

The Friday following Thanksgiving, typically a quiet day in equity markets, was anything but quiet this year as news of a significantly mutated COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa led to a “sell first ask questions later” trading day. The S&P 500 index declined 2.3%, but many “reopening” stocks like airlines and cruise lines declined 10% or more.

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Weekly Investment Update: November 22, 2021

Weekly Investment Update: November 22, 2021

Electric vehicles, also referred to as “EVs”, are getting renewed interest from both consumers and investors after Rivian stock skyrocketed after going public with the sixth largest initial public offering in US history. The EV market, which has been dominated by Tesla for the past decade, is getting more crowded by the day as newer companies such as Rivian, Lucid, Lordstown, and Nikola join larger established automotive companies like Ford, General Motors, and Toyota in launching new options.

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