With high inflation mostly resulting from the massive stimulus pumped into the economy over the past couple of years, investors need to adapt to this changing landscape by adjusting their portfolios. In our latest investment update video, SEIA’s Chief Investment Officer, Deron McCoy, outlines some of the assets that may benefit during these turbulent times.
VOLATILITY Markets ended February with volatile moves, as investors weigh potential risks to the global economy with the invasion of Ukraine.
INFLATION Core PCE rose 5.2% for January, the highest annual gain since 1983. Despite the high inflation print, consumers continue to spend faster than expected.
FED In an effort to reduce inflation and help stop the economy from overheating, the Fed recently approved a 0.25 percentage point rate hike, the first since December 2018.
OIL After trading over $130 a barrel during the week of March 6th, oil has now fallen below $100 per barrel as Ukraine and Russia continue talks and China enters new pandemic lockdowns.
JOBS U.S. jobless claims fell for mid-February, as claims for jobless benefits fall to their lowest level since 1970.
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