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February 2022 Market Insights

February 2022 Market Insights

Published: 02/04/2022

Domestic stock indices had a rocky start to the year following very strong results in 2021. As the economy has improved, interest rates and inflation levels have begun to move up, which has hurt the performance of many fixed-income investments. More importantly, the direction of future monetary policy has emerged as a major concern. These worries have increased uncertainty and added to volatility in recent weeks. Despite these valid concerns, it is important to remember that these movements are a normal part of stock market activity.

January 2022 Market Insights

January 2022 Market Insights

Published: 01/13/2022

Domestic stock indices had a very strong year in 2021. As the economy has improved, interest rates have begun to move up, which has hurt the performance of many fixed-income investments. Some regions have experienced an uptick in Coronavirus cases but the economic impact has been muted so far. However, the direction of future monetary policy has emerged as a major concern. These worries have increased uncertainty and added to volatility in recent weeks.

December 2021 Market Insights

December 2021 Market Insights

Published: 12/13/2021

Major stock indices have experienced strong returns so far this year. A sharp increase in economic activity has created supply chain issues and some labor shortages, among other issues. These challenges have helped push costs high, which has created concerns that inflation levels will run at higher levels than has been the case in recent memory. At this point, there remains a fair amount of uncertainty about how long these elevated inflationary issues will remain.

November Market Insights

November Market Insights

Published: 11/16/2021

The U.S. economy seems to be past the post-pandemic rebound, as growth rates are returning to more normal levels.

October Market Insights

October Market Insights

Published: 10/08/2021

Idaho Trust Bank Chief Investment Officer Christopher Coyle dives into the current state of the market in October 2021.