Despite markets enduring their worst quarter in two years, with all asset classes in negative territory, the final two weeks of the opening quarter of 2022 brought an impressive rebound.
Series I Savings Bonds are currently paying 7.12% and can be purchased directly through the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Global equity markets finished the year with another strong quarter. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) led the way, returning 17.14% (per the Wilshire REIT Index). This was followed by U.S. large company stocks, returning 11.03% (per the S&P 500).
After five consecutive quarters of strong returns, the global equity market rally paused during the third quarter, with a downturn concentrated in the last two weeks of September.
The second quarter saw continued strength in equity markets. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) led the way, returning 12.84% (per the Wilshire REIT Index). This was followed by the S&P 500, returning 8.55%...
There has never been a shortage of controversial financial topics making headlines, and today is no different. Current newsmakers include cryptocurrencies, GameStop, SPACs, and nonfungible tokens. However, the item that concerns most prudent investors is the recent rise in inflation.