HFS Weekly Insights
Harrison Financial Services is committed to providing ongoing education and insights related to holistic wealth management. Sean Lynch, CFA, and members of the Harrison Financial Services Investment Committee provide Weekly updates to ensure our clients, colleagues and industry partners are well informed on the latest industry trends and market movements.
What will the Ides of March Bring?
March 3, 2023
January’s strong start for equities was met with a downbeat February. The S&P 500 was off 2.44% for the month with the Dow Jones Industrials Average falling 3.94%. Read the full article here.
Bond Yields Begin to Rise….Again
February 22, 2023
Stocks suffered through a tough week, and it might have the bond market to blame. Through the first month of the year, bond yields declined while equities staged a comeback from last year’s woes. This week saw a reversal of that trend. Read the full article here.
Stat of the Week
February 17, 2023
I’m not sure much can be drawn from the above statistic, but it clearly shows stocks do better with the “Wearin O’the Green” rather than on “Heart” day. The same might be said of the Super Bowl Effect, a theory that stock prices fall the year an AFC team wins the Super Bowl. Read the full article here.
And the Last Shall be First
February 10, 2023
Chasing last year’s winners is a mistake investors often succumb to in a new year. They may look at their 401(k) statement and investment lineups and question why they didn’t invest in this area or that area. Read the full article here.
Earnings Trump the Fed
February 3, 2023
Super Bowl week brings plenty of press conferences, breaking news, and pundits opining on what will happen – not unlike what we experience every week in the financial market. This past week was a prime example. Read the full article here.
An Encouraging Start for Bonds
January 20, 2023
We recently shared our 7 Views for 2023, our forecast of what HFS believes could take place in the coming year. This week we focus on View 4, as it relates to the fixed income market. Read the full article here.
Learning From a Difficult Year
January 13, 2023
Looking back on down years in the market can be painful. However, for long-term investors it can be helpful and sometimes cathartic to look back on a tough year. Read the full article here.
The Risk Pendulum Swings
December 15, 2022
This week, the biggest risk to the financial markets seemed to shift from the fears of rising inflation to the possibility of a U.S. recession in 2023. On Tuesday, the consumer price inflation (CPI) data registered at 7.1%, lower than the 7.7% rate in October. Read the full article here.
A Tale of Two Indices
December 8, 2022
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is down 7.55% for the year while the S&P 500 is down 17.31%. This is one of the widest discrepancies in performance since the 1930s. Two indices that are both barometers for large cap stocks in the United States rarely diverge this much.
Read the full article here.
December 1, 2022
Activity seemed to grind to a halt on Tuesday. NYSE trading volume declined precipitously that afternoon, likely due to the U.S. playing Iran in the World Cup. In many high schools a muffled roar could be heard when the U.S. scored their only goal on Tuesday.
Read the full article here.