AE Wealth Management: Weekly Market Insights | 5/8/22 – 5/14/22

View PDF Version Inflation remains stubbornly high while markets sink No real relief from inflation There was a lot of anticipation that last week’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) readings for April would yield some encouragement on the inflation front. Although the CPI deviated slightly downward from March’s 8.5% reading, it’s…

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AE Wealth Management: History of Recessions | Blog

View PDF Version Rising interest rates, shrinking GDP and an inverted yield curve are early warning signs the U.S. could be headed for a recession. Overview As the world tentatively emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2021, the U.S. economy benefited from pent-up consumer demand. Americans increased spending as they cautiously ventured from their…

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AE Wealth Management: Weekly Market Insights | 5/1-5/7/22

View PDF Version Markets move wildly as Fed makes announcement about rates The Fed makes its move and markets react Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised rates by 50 basis points (.50%), its biggest hike in 22 years. The Fed had already raised rates for the first time since 2018 at its March meeting, moving…

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AE Wealth Management: Market Minute Blog | 5/5/22

Markets jump one day – and plummet the next On Wednesday, May 4, the Federal Reserve raised rates by 50 basis points (.50%), its biggest hike in 22 years. The Fed had raised rates for the first time since 2018 at its March meeting, moving the Fed funds rate from 0.0 to 0.25%. The latest…

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AE Wealth Management: Weekly Market Insights | 4/24-4/30/22

VIEW PDF VERSION GDP shrinks and markets drop as earnings disappoint Same story, different week The major domestic equity indexes all dropped last week for the fourth consecutive week of losses. In all, markets dropped 8.8% in April. The S&P 500 moved further into correction territory, down roughly 14% from its recent peak, while both…

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AE Wealth Management: ESG Rating’s Purpose and Power | Blog

The Purpose and Power of ESG Ratings The Wealth Report by AE Wealth Management Download PDF Version Here Long-term sustainability has quickly become a mainstay criterion in global investing, as measured by environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings. Overview In the past, socially responsible investing was largely viewed as a form of moral or political…

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AE Wealth Management: Weekly Market Insights | 4/17-4/23/22

VIEW PDF VERSION Chaotic week for markets Q1 2022 GDP and where this economy is headed After growing by 5.5% last year, some analysts predict a major economic downturn. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.9% in the last quarter of 2021, and now some expectations are calling for growth to slip to 1.5% in…

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AE Wealth Management: Weekly Market Insights | 4/10-4/16/22

VIEW PDF VERSION Markets struggle as inflation continues its upward climb Inflation is not going anywhere soon Despite the shorter trading week thanks to the Good Friday holiday, the markets managed to pack five days of pain into four. All three major indices lost ground: the Dow dropped 0.78%, the S&P 500 2.13% and the…

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22Q1 – Markets Battle Strong Headwinds in First Quarter

High levels of inflation, skyrocketing oil and gas prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated headlines and sent markets into a tailspin in the first quarter. Will the second quarter be just as eventful? MARKETS BATTLE SPRING HEADWINDS IN FIRST QUARTER After mostly ignoring negative headlines in the second half of 2021, markets finally responded…

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