Market insights and analysis

How dynamic, risk-managed investment solutions are performing in the current market environment

2nd Quarter | 2022

Market insights and analysis

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Updates on how dynamic, risk-managed investment solutions are performing in the current market environment.

In July, 20 exchange-traded products (“ETPs”) were added to the ETF Deathwatch list and 31 were removed, bringing the total to 466.

The major U.S. stock market indexes were mostly up last week.

Last week, the gold spot price was up 0.54% and the U.S. Dollar Index went up 0.68%.

U.S. equity markets posted gains in two of the three indexes last week.

I sometimes hate the term “active management.” It’s not because I have become a “buy-and-hold” convert, but because the term has been so corrupted by the financial-services industry.

Last week, gold prices caught back up to their 50-day average.

With the Federal Reserve on Wednesday (7/27) continuing its fight against inflation by making another 75-basis-point increase in interest rates, investors were watching with apprehension the government’s report on second quarter GDP. While many economists were saying that the chance of a recession was still low, the Thursday (7/28) report registered a 0.4% decline. While that was less than the first quarter, which fell 1.6%, it still met the “technical” requirements of a recession—two negative quarters of GDP growth.