Fox Business October 19, 2021

A Shot of Stimulus and Tapering

October 2021

My title is intentionally contradictory but not contentious… When it comes to another massive stimulus injection via the government’s high-probability-of-passing infrastructure spend, and the Fed’s no-surprise approach to opening the door to tapering, neither seem anything other than faits accomplis. More stimulus at the same market moment that the Fed starts tapering… A pushmi-pullyu.... Read more

Market Highs Suggest Investors Aren’t Spooked… Yet

October 21, 2021

Investors don’t seem to see higher stock prices as scary and consumers don’t seem spooked by higher costs for goods and services… yet.... Read more


Investors seem to be scaring themselves about higher prices, but consumers don’t seem spooked by them… yet.... Read more

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Global Quant Growth6.8%13.6%
Global Quant Income1.1%N/A
ESG GrowthN/AN/A
Growth & Income9.2%8.8%
Annuity Growth5.6%11.7%
Annuity Growth & Income5.6%9.8%
S&P 500 16.1%16.9%
Fidelity Investor Index 9.8%11.3%

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