Unfortunately, more of the same downward trend!
I would love to be able to bring everyone good news! However, the markets did not seem to have the same intentions. The markets continue to trend downwards after the announcement of the rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The FED has announced their intentions moving into the end of 2022 are to hit a 4.40% overnight rate (this is the rate it costs banks to borrow money). Furthermore, they would like to keep this high interest rate environment at least through the end of 2023.
This isn’t all bad news though! Once these interest rate hikes trickle down into the economy the hope is to slow the rate of inflation. This will help bring pressure off all of our household budgets and everyday costs of living. When it comes to our investments it is important to remember, “The stock market always goes up and down on it’s way up.” It is not comfortable to see these drastic declines in the market, but it is important to remember these ups and downs are normal parts of economic growth! An analogy we love to use is an engine, it can only run so hot for so long before it needs time to cool off.
See you all next week! (Hopefully with some better news)
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