Market Commentary | June 17, 2022

Independent of the Market In the days leading up to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ June 10th release of the May 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI), investors crossed their fingers in hope that inflation had peaked and was beginning a retreat. No such luck; the BLS...

Switching to Offense

In our last communication, I profiled a couple of triple net lease REITs, suggesting they would be good defense in an inflationary economy. On May 4th the Fed raised rates by 50 basis points and effectively promised they would make similar moves in each of its next...

Market Commentary | April 11, 2022

Interest Rates on the Ascent This past week’s release of the minutes from the Fed’s March 15-16 meeting confirmed that inflation is no longer perceived as transitory and efforts to bring inflation down quickly have moved to front and center.  After March’s 25 basis...

Market Commentary | March 11, 2022

United States Inflation Rate   Bureau of Labor Statistics data released this morning showed that the annual inflation rate in the US accelerated to 7.9%, the highest rate in more than 40 years.  This follows Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell’s assertion that in...

Market Commentary | January 18, 2022

Inflation is here. Rate hikes are coming. Markets are anxious. On 1/12/2022 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in December the Consumer Price Index rose 7.0% Y-O-Y. This follows a November report of +6.8%. On 1/13 the Producer Price Index tallied that final...

Market Commentary | December 15, 2021

Surviving Inflation Investor fears and anticipations were confirmed when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the November 2021 Consumer Price Index rose 6.8% from the prior year period, the largest 12-month increase since June 1982. Ex food and energy,...