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A bear market—or down market—is defined as asset prices declining by at least 20% over two months or more (as opposed to a bull market, in which prices rise by at least 20%). Bear markets occur during periods of anticipated economic weakness when investors are feeling less than optimistic about the state of the market. So, what should you do as an investor during a bear market? Below, we explore tried-and-true methods for weathering an economic downturn and discuss options to consider based on your personal finances, investment habits, and appetite for risk.
Have you made a plan for your money in 2023 and beyond? At any stage of life, you can establish some financial goals to suit your particular situation. Taking the time now to evaluate your personal finances and set tangible, measurable goals for your money is the best way to prepare for a secure financial future—whether that is three years from now or 30 years from now.
Cybersecurity is important and more relevant than ever. As our time online has increased significantly over the last 2+ years, more of your data is being shared. We are sharing our tips for preventing your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.
We are sharing our perspective on the recent news that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) entered FDIC receivership on Friday. The rapidity with which this occurred surprised the market, as it was a highly unusual action taken by the regulators.
A few points and action items are worth noting.
Happy Holiday Greetings to you! We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.
As we reflect on this past year, we are grateful to everyone connected to Howland Capital. From our clients, to our colleagues, and our industry partners, it has been a pleasure working together with you this year.
We are pleased to announce that Faisal Butt, CFA, FRM, has joined the firm as a Senior Research Analyst/Assistant Portfolio Manager. Faisal assists in the portfolio management process in addition to providing in-depth fundamental analysis, thematic research and ESG analysis.
The past year has been difficult for fixed income investors, with the sharp rise in bond yields leading to a fall in bond prices. After an extended period of low interest rates, bond prices corrected sharply throughout the year as the Fed raised rates and increased its forward projections for those rates.
U.S. and global stock markets experienced solid gains in the fourth quarter but remained significantly in the red to end 2022. The S&P 500 Index gained 7.5% in the quarter including dividends, recouping some lost ground but ending the year down 18%. U.S. stock market performance was bad in 2022 no matter how you cut it. However, it is interesting to note that the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is a stock price-weighted index of only 30 large companies, returned a solid 16% in the fourth quarter and declined only 6.9% in 2022, faring much better than the S&P 500.
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