As of January 18, 2023
- As inflation showed signs of slowing in the fourth quarter, both stocks and bonds recovered some of their losses from previous quarters, and most assets ended the quarter with positive returns.
- Despite a relatively good final quarter, 2022 was one of the worst years in history for markets, including stocks and bonds shedding more than $30 trillion globally and the worst 60/40 portfolio returns since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.
- Although inflation has started to subside, economic activity has also, and whichever one slows faster will likely determine the severity of a recession, if one occurs.
- The interplay between policymakers and their decisions on fiscal and monetary liquidity has the potential to heavily influence inflation, economic activity, and market performance in 2023.
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