Market Commentary

Q2, 2021

Summary

  • Most asset prices rose during the quarter amidst continued economic reopening and extraordinary levels of policy accommodation.
  • Bonds rallied during the quarter, reversing a portion of their losses from the previous quarter—one of the worst since the early 1980s.
  • Although the labor market continues to improve, it still needs to make substantial process before policymakers achieve their goal of a return to pre-pandemic employment levels.
  • The political willingness to continue unsustainable spending is being ratified by Fed policies and recent price action in the bond market.

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