Clients Ask:

What do rising inflation and interest rates mean for fixed income investments and the economy?Are we seeing mixed signals? Highland Responds Our Highland clients have wanted to know how rising inflation and interest rate hikes impact fixed income investments and the broader economic picture. Are we seeing mixed signals? Possibly. And there may have been…

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May 2022

Summary After a dismal April, and a late May rebound, U.S. markets ended May almost flat. Developed equities shrugged off global recession concerns to rally strong into month-end, erasing earlier losses. Emerging markets continued to be weighed down by China’s aggressive COVID lockdown measures. Interest rates reversed trend and declined in May, giving bonds their…

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It’s a Long Road. (But Look How Far You’ve Come.)

Don’t Let Emotional Biases Cloud Your Financial Outlook The S&P 500 has declined 12.8% so far in 2022 (through May 2022). That’s hard to stomach, but with a shift in perspective we can see that maybe it isn’t as bad as it feels. Humans are prone to a multitude of emotional biases and cognitive errors,…

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2022 Inflation and Investments

There’s no dodging inflation. But investors can hedge against it. If you drive a truck or SUV, no one needs to tell you that inflation has risen to uncomfortable heights—heights not seen in 40 years. A tank of regular gasoline that cost an SUV driver $114 last year, as we enter the summer vacation season,…

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