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A first half to forget

Markets have been through the ringer– here’s a recap of what’s happened so far



Our Top Market Takeaways for June 30, 2022

Midyear recap
A first half to forget

 

Well, if you have owned commodities, energy stocks, pockets of healthcare and consumer staples, or equity exposure in Chile, the Czech Republic, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, or the UK since the start of the year…congratulations.

To everyone else, we’ll just go ahead and say it: Bear markets stink.

If the year ended today, bonds would have had their worst year in the history of the Bloomberg/Barclays/Lehmann Aggregate Index, while there are only two in the last 30 that would have been worse for the stock market: 2002 (-23.8%) and 2008 (-37.6%). The good news is that the year does not end today.

Heading into the holiday weekend, the Top Market Takeaways team has been reflecting on everything investors have been through year-to-date. We put together a visual timeline of the notable events that have occurred in the first half of 2022 for you to peruse while you wait to flip burgers or for the fireworks to start. We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July. 

All market and economic data as of June 30, 2022 and sourced from Bloomberg and FactSet unless otherwise stated.

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