We understand that financial planning isn’t always top of mind – but it is for us! Read our commentary to learn Marshall's perspective on the latest financial trends and changes.
Marshall Wealth IQ is aimed at sharing insightful financial market and economic data in easy to visualize charts with brief analyses. This commentary isn’t designed as a call to investment action, but rather as a source to help you feel better informed about current events in today’s market and the underlying trends impacting current wealth.
Markets are on track to have a better 2023 than many expected when the year began. S&P 500 returns were led by a recovery in technology stocks, which bounced back after a difficult 2022.
However, equity market performance was not equally distributed, with a significant portion of returns attributed to just seven companies (Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Tesla). In the bond market, the Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index seesawed between gains and losses as interest rates fluctuated. Within the economy, a vibrant US consumer helped keep the country out of recession, while inflation moderated from 6.5% in December 2022 to 3.1% today.
It’s impossible for anyone to know with certainty what will happen today, tomorrow, or even a minute from now. Investment involves risk and volatility; it’s why long-term investors have historically been rewarded with excess returns relative to cash. Our investment department monitors market data and works with our wealth advisory teams to right-size portfolios should something change relative to long-term trends. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share financial and economic data we believe is insightful and relevant to your wealth to help you feel informed.
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