Here we are at the choppy back half of the year with stocks moving back down to July 1 levels only to bounce again. Why? There are new risks that investors must deal with, but they are all short-term in nature and shouldn’t derail any long-term economic cycles. And then there are tailwinds, which should help us sail into 2022.
FED Federal Reserve members Eric Rosengren and Robert Kaplan are resigning, after controversy surrounding their trading activities. Rosengren and Kaplan were both hawkish members of the Fed.
BOND MARKET Bond yields continue to climb higher as investors worry about a more aggressive Fed and more persistent inflation.
ECONOMY September surveys show that consumer confidence has waned due to both covid and inflation worries.
OIL Oil prices have hit their highest level in 3 years as prices rise above $80 a barrel.
REAL ESTATE U.S. home prices continue to move higher as July data shows a record month dating back to 2000.
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