January 2023 – Bond Market Review
Jan 13, 2023 | Monthly Review
Market volatility has intensified as global central banks pursue monetary policies to combat persistently high inflation. Although the pace of job growth is moderating, the strength of the labor market has sustained economic growth. Inflation metrics are trending downward but remain significantly higher than the Fed’s target. While evidence of slower economic conditions has begun to mount, we expect the Federal Reserve to continue to raise rates to battle inflation, albeit at a less aggressive pace. Over the near-term, we expect financial market volatility to remain intensified with persistent inflation, geopolitical risk, and the Fed's hawkish monetary policy.