U.S. Inflation – Past, Present and Future: Infographic

I came across the below infographic on US inflation since the 1960s. Last year when inflation started creeping up the Fed said repeatedly it was only “transitory”. Now it has become permanent and they are unable to get it under control. Raising interest rates a little bit is not going to help. With sky high …

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S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines and Total Returns by Year 1980 to 2021

Volatility has returned to the US equity markets with a vengeance. Stocks were flying smooth last year and always seem to go in only one direction. That is no longer the case. Right the start of the year, starts are swinging wildly taking  investors on a stomach churning ride. Even professional investors are struggling to …

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Performance of S&P 500 Index When Interest Rate Rises: Chart

The Fed has planned to raise interest rates this year. The forecast is rates will increase at least three times in the year. In anticipation of rising rates and a multitude of other factors including valuation concerns in certain sectors, US equity markets have turned very volatile this year. With interest rates bound to go …

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