The script has been flipped in 2023. Last year’s underperformers have turned into outperformers this year, driving the S&P 500 Index up over 5% this month.
The latest episode of the debate between stock market bulls and bears has gotten more interesting. For every valid point from one side, there’s an equally compelling argument on the other side.
Fourth quarter earnings season is underway and probably won’t bring much good news. Lackluster global growth, ongoing profit margin pressures from inflation, and negative currency impacts are likely to translate into a year-over-year decline in S&P 500 Index earnings for the quarter.
Here are some of our lessons learned from 2022. As you might imagine, inflation and the Federal Reserve are common themes throughout.
Stocks added to strong October gains in November as the S&P 500 returned 5.6% for the month, leaving the index down 13.1% year to date. The Dow Jones Industrials fared slightly better, gaining 6%, while the Nasdaq added 4.5%. The Dow, up more than 20% from its...