May 16, 2022—Investors continue to be whipsawed by equity market volatility. The S&P 500 dropped 4.8% last week through mid-day Thursday before bouncing 4% to finish the week down just 1%. The S&P 500 has now logged six straight weeks of declines.In our client webinar last week, we explored whether the market volatility is the result of a growth scare or a prelude to a recession. On the economic side, our assessment is that inflation has peaked, and U.S.
May 10, 2022—Weakness in the stock market has been acute. Over the past few weeks, there have been times when it seems that investors can’t find the exit fast enough. The CBOE Volatility Index has spiked again to around 35, indicating the options market expects heightened volatility. (The average reading on the VIX for 2021 was below 20.) But the S&P 500 index has now corrected 16.
In the May issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature:On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth explains that, after an extraordinarily volatile and disappointing stock market in April, we analyze the current economic and market forces at play and set our sights on May and beyond. First, we take an in-depth look at inflation expectations and supply-demand shifts against a dicey backdrop that includes a cloudy supply-chain outlook and COVID outbreaks anew in China.