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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How Investors Can Stay Positive Amid Market Uncertainty

If history tells us anything about investing, it's that markets never rise in a straight line. As much as all investors would prefer calm periods of steady returns, this simply isn't how markets work. Instead, investors need to navigate alternating periods of exuberance and gloom, not only across the biggest bull and bear markets, such as the 2008 financial crisis and the decade-long expansion that followed, but also over shorter...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How Corporate Earnings Can Guide Long-Term Investors

While major stock market indices have rallied this year, investors continue to receive mixed signals from the economy. On the one hand, inflation is improving which has allowed interest rates to stabilize at a lower level. On the other hand, last week's jobs report was a significant surprise to the upside with 517,000 net new jobs created in January and the unemployment rate falling to 3.4%, the lowest in over...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How Layoffs and Slower Consumer Spending Affect the Broader Economy

Layoff announcements are ramping up as companies adjust to slowing sales and profitability. So far, major job cuts have been concentrated in technology and consumer-related industries due to overhiring during the pandemic recovery when demand was unusually strong. Whether this spills into the broader economy is the subject of debate among investors and economists. With markets already expecting a mild recession in 2023, how should long-term investors maintain perspective on...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How the Debt Ceiling and Government Spending Impact Investors

Over the past week, there has been nonstop news coverage on the federal government hitting the $31.4 trillion borrowing limit known as the debt ceiling. This once again puts Washington drama on center stage as the Treasury Department enacts "extraordinary measures" to not default on its obligations. Although this has become a regular occurrence, many investors are still understandably nervous. While it's unclear how this will play out politically before...

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