Is The Start of A Recession Inevitable?

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Recession fears have been growing in recent weeks. In this week’s podcast, the Market Commentator considers whether the start of a new recession, either this year or next, is a forgone conclusion? Or, might the Fed be able to bring inflation back to the central bank’s 2% target rate without causing the U.S. economy to contract?

It’s official. We’re in a Bear Market.

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With the S&P 500 index having fallen by more than 20% from its all-time high set in January, a new bear market has “officially” begun. In today’s podcast Mr. Commentator shares some bear market history, his thoughts on how long the current bear market may last, and offers some suggests on what to do –and not do—to weather the storm.

Mr. Market is Dazed and Confused

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In this week’s podcast, the Market Commentator discusses how the simultaneous decline in stocks and bonds, mixed economic signals and a surge in market volatility have left both institutional and individual investors befuddled as to what to come next.

The Big Sell-Off

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In this week’s podcast The Market Commentator explores why stocks and bond prices have been hit hard since the start of the second quarter, and shares his thoughts about what the future may have in store and how to prepare for it.

The Importance of Staying Invested

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Soaring inflation rates, rising interest rates, a slowing economy and a war in Europe have combined to cast a pale over the stock market the likes of which we haven’t seen since the outbreak of the Covid 10 pandemic.  Is it a good time to exit equities in favor of less volatile alternatives?