September 2022 – Bond Market Review
Sep 15, 2022 | Monthly Review
Persistently high inflation and more restrictive monetary policies around the globe are setting the tone for financial markets. 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. While evidence of slower economic conditions has 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 intensified and conditions to tighten with persistent inflation, geopolitical risk, supply chain bottlenecks, and the Fed's hawkish monetary policy.