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Market Perspectives- June 2023

A Stealth Goldilocks Market • The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) hit a pause on a June rate hike, but the odds-on favorite prediction for next month is a 25 basis point hike. • Following ten consecutive rate increases, Fed funds rates are now above the U.S....


Post-FOMC Thoughts – A hawkish pause, but 2 more hikes!?

The Decision After hiking the U.S. Fed Funds rate at 10 consecutive meetings, today, Fed Chair Powell announced that it was time to hit the pause button. As a result, Fed Funds will remain (for at least the next 6 weeks) in the 5.00-5.25% range. The decision to remain...


The Morning View: June 13, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/835825868?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.1% in May, as expected and three-tenths lower than...


The Morning View: June 8, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/834415722?badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, Initial Jobless Claims were 261,000 for the week ending June 3rd, much higher than...


Market Update -June 2023

A Month At-A-Glance The S&P 500 managed a 0.4% gain despite concerns a deal might not be struck to increase the debt ceiling. The hype around artificial intelligence sent some growth stocks significantly higher. Market narrowness has reached historic levels—with a...


Reducing Equities in Asset Allocation Targets

The Argent Allocation Strategy Committee recently decided to move to a slightly underweight position for equities in asset allocation targets. The decision considered the attractiveness of other asset classes relative to equities, mixed economic data, restrictive...


The Morning View: June 2, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/832645685?h=51a4c51742&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 In this morning’s data, the economy added 339,000 jobs in May, again more than expected and the...


The Morning View: May 26, 2023

From our colleagues at our sister company, Argent Trust: https://player.vimeo.com/video/830576244?h=cda3003224&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Announced this morning, Personal Income grew 0.4% in April, as expected. Personal Spending grew...


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