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The quarter in brief:
Did I mention in January that there might be a little volatility this year? The chart above shows that since January 1, 2022 there have been 35 down days and 27 up days in the DJIA chart which resulted in an overall decline of 4.07%.
Inflation is the other big concern. Right now inflation reminds those of us that were around in the early 80’s of the high inflation times during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. In the reports I follow, the expectation is that inflation should be around 5.45% by year-end and back to a more normal 3% range in the next five years. But, it sure doesn’t feel like that today.
As always if the daily market volatility concerns you and you would like to meet in person or by zoom please let us know and we will get together immediately. We want to make sure your portfolio is well positioned to take advantage of and/or protect from any long term negative impact that this volatility may have.
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(1) Sources: Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/market-data(2) https://etfdb.com/etf/USIG/#performance (3) https://www.etrade.wallst.com/v1/stocks/charts/print.asp
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