Archives for May, 2024

  1. May 28, 2024

    This past week I’ve heard from several of our clients. Realize we serve over 18,000 employees in 401(k) plans and thousands of individuals. Our data set is pretty broad, and I get a good feel for what they are thinking. There seems to be an anxious mood of late. Their… More >>

  2. May 20, 2024

    We've spent so much time talking about inflation and interest rates over the course of the year that it's easy to lose sight of other factors influencing markets. Let’s step away from the inflation narrative and look at a long-term trend impacting equity prices: The supply… More >>

  3. May 13, 2024

    The economy is definitely slowing. Last week’s blog reviewed the weakness in the labor market. Recent data suggests some consumer weakness is gathering steam. Consumer credit expanded well below expectations in March and revolving credit (credit card debt) expanded at the… More >>

  4. May 6, 2024

    U.S. companies are finishing Q1 2024 earnings season on a strong note. So far, 80% of S&P 500 companies have announced earnings and they have exceeded expectations. If the 5% growth rate holds, this would be the highest earnings growth rate since Q2 2022 as per… More >>