November 2022 – Bond Market Review
Nov 16, 2022 | Monthly Review
Heightened financial market volatility remains as financial conditions continue to tighten and global central banks pursue monetary policies to combat persistently high inflation and maintain financial market stability. Labor markets and consumer balance sheets remain strong; however, inflation is weighing heavily on consumer sentiment and beginning to impact discretionary spending. Corporate earnings have generally performed better than expected, but warnings are growing along with wider credit spreads. While evidence of slower economic conditions have begun to mount, we expect the Federal Reserve to continue to raise rates until a sustainable improvement in inflationary conditions has been achieved. Over the near-term, we expect financial market volatility to remain elevated and financial conditions to continue to tighten due to persistent inflation, geopolitical risks, and the Fed's hawkish stance on monetary policy.