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Market News - January 27, 2023

The U.S. economy grew at a robust 2.9% annual pace in the final quarter of last year, according to the first report of fourth quarter GDP. However, economists aren’t expecting the strength to continue as rising interest rates weigh on growth and threaten to incite a recession.

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2022 Market Review

The year 2022 ended with the stock market delivering its largest yearly losses since 2008. The fourth quarter of 2022 saw new bear market lows in the S&P 500 index, Nasdaq Composite, and Bloomberg Agg Bond Index.

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Market News - January 20, 2023

It may be time to add podcasts to the list of trends that peaked in 2020 and are now returning to Earth. A multitude of media empires were created by podcasters such as Joe Rogan as audio giants like Spotify poured money into the industry. However, data from Edison Research shows the boom may be over.

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Market News - January 13, 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest technology trade show, offers a glimpse into products coming down the pipeline. This year, the ever-expanding field of products showcased everything from color-changing cars to an oven that prevents food from burning. In the latest data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2020 and 2021 saw the most patents granted ever—with over 350,000 new patents being granted each of those years.

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Market News - January 6, 2023

In 2022, investors faced one of the most difficult markets in decades as the Federal Reserve’s efforts to combat the worst inflation since the 1970’s sent stocks and bonds reeling. Just how bad was it? Jim Reid, head of thematic research at Deutsche Bank, shows that 2022 experienced the worst combined total return for both stocks and bonds at least back to 1872, as far back as comparable records reach.

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Wrapping Up 2022

As the Fed continues its inflation fight, the economy continues to weaken. While the Fed may say they have a chance at a “soft landing” of the economy, history tells us the odds of that happening are not great. The economy will really begin to feel the effects of the rapid interest rate hikes early in 2023.

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