EQM Capital and Indexes 1Q 2023 Market Review and Outlook– A Rollercoaster Ride of a Quarter
The first quarter of 2023 ended up being a rollercoaster ride for investors, ultimately ending on a bullish note, with the S&P 500 TR Index up 7.50% for the quarter and the tech-stock heavy NASDAQ Composite recovering with a gain of 17.05%. Markets started off the year with a bang, on expectations that the end of the Fed [...]
EQM Capital LLC 4Q 2022 Market Review – Will 2023 Be the Antidote to the Trifecta of Pain?
Most investors are happy to get 2022 behind them, as the S&P 500 Index experienced its worst year since 2008’s financial crisis, down 18.1% on a total return basis. High growth tech-stocks fared even worse, with the NASDAQ Composite experiencing a 32.5% decline and Small Cap Russell 2000 stocks were down 20.4%.
EQM Capital LLC 3Q 2022 Market Review – Markets Are on Hold
The S&P 500 Index fell its third consecutive quarter for the first time since the global financial crisis more than a decade ago. Last year the Fed believed that inflation was “transitory”, but that has proven not to be the case.
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.
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 [...]
EQM Capital LLC 4Q 2021 Market Year in Review – Investors “Ac-cent-tchu-ate” The Positive
U.S. stock markets recorded their third year of consecutive gains in 2021, with the major indexes posting double-digit returns and the S&P 500 Index was up a whopping 28.7% on a total return basis. Investors “ac-cen-tchu-ated” the positives of economic recovery and vaccine rollouts.