907, 2022

EQM Capital LLC 2Q 2022 Market Review – Don’t Be Too Blue

The U.S stock market ended the quarter officially in bear market territory, down more than 20% for the year. While there have been multiple factors causing the market to experience its worst first half of the year, since 1970, the cause can be really be synthesized into one word: inflation.

704, 2022

EQM Capital LLC 1Q 2022 Market Review – Optimists vs. Pessimists

During the first quarter, U.S. stock markets recorded their first quarterly loss in two years and the U.S. bond market suffered its worst quarter in 40 years. The start of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hiking cycle, persistently high inflation, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, combined, creating a volatile quarter for both stocks and bonds. The Fed Becomes [...]

1410, 2021

EQM Capital LLC 3Q 2021 Market Review – Is a Spooky Season Upon Us?

The month of September traditionally is a “spooky” month for the market. Over the past 25 years, the S&P 500 average monthly return for September is -0.4%. But the September Effect also extends globally, perhaps attributable to a change in investor sentiment as we move from the carefree days of summer into the profit harvesting months of Fall.

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