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SPECIAL UPDATE: How Investors Can Position for Bear Markets

The S&P 500 officially fell to bear market levels this week. Rapid inflation across the economy has affected consumers and businesses, raising questions about spending and corporate profits. These pressures have pushed interest rates higher across the curve, breaking a four-decade pattern of falling yields. This has prompted the Fed to tighten more quickly, with some now expecting a 75 basis point rate hike this week. Altogether, these events have...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – What Defines a Recession and Is a Soft Landing Possible?

The question at the forefront of investors' minds is whether the economy can achieve a so-called "soft landing" in the face of high inflation, rising interest rates, Fed rate hikes, geopolitical conflicts, and other challenges. A soft landing would require the economy to slow gradually without creating a downward spiral in consumer demand and business investment. While the market correction this year has created a challenging investment environment, especially with...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How Diversification Helps Investors in Today’s Challenging Market

For some investors, it can be challenging to balance short-term market negativity with positive long-term trends. In the near-term, rising interest rates and international concerns are once again rattling the stock market. Last Friday, the S&P 500 experienced its second-worst day since 2020 by falling 2.8%. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are in correction territory (defined as a 10% or worse decline from all-time highs) and most other...

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AVIOR INSIGHTS – How Long-Term Investors Can Be Optimistic When Others are Negative

For some investors it may feel as if the market can’t catch a break. After what has already been a difficult start to the year, last week’s GDP report confirmed that economic growth slowed for the first time since the pandemic began. This news, along with higher interest rates and faster Fed tightening, drove the S&P 500 back into correction territory and the Nasdaq into a bear market. However, there...

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