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2022 economic outlook

2022 will be a year of moderation, in our view, with the economy and corporate earnings expanding again, but at a more modest pace, while monetary stimulus dials back amid a transition toward higher interest rates. The good news is we think less is more in the year ahead: Fewer extraordinary growth levels and Fed liquidity can still support more bull market gains, accompanied by more volatility along the way.

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Daily market snapshot

U.S. equities made a late-day comeback, as the S&P 500 closed slightly in the green. The financials sector lagged today, down over 1.0%, and weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell over 200 points. This was driven in part by somewhat disappointing large bank earnings, which noted increasing expenses and ongoing supply chain issues as headwinds. Meanwhile, energy prices continue to move higher, with WTI crude oil up over 2.0%. This has supported the large up move in the energy sector, which is now up an impressive 16% in 2022. The technology sector outperformed today as well, with the Nasdaq index up over 0.5%.

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Weekly market wrap

The bumpy ride for financial markets in the early days of 2022 continued last week, with inflation remaining front and center. A multidecade jump in consumer prices was a reminder that inflation is a key driver and risk for the year ahead, impacting Federal Reserve (Fed) policy, consumer spending, bond yields and sector leadership. With prices high, yields rising, and valuation concerns, we examine what's expected and likely priced in by the markets, along with implications for portfolio positioning.  

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Quarterly market outlook

The Quarterly Market Outlook offers our perspective on recent activity in the capital markets. The Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee offers its viewpoints on the U.S. economy, stocks, the bond market, international markets and asset classes, as well as a special topic of interest to investors each quarter.

These aren’t short-term predictions. Rather, this is Edward Jones’ perspective on market and economic topics, designed to help you make decisions affecting your long-term financial strategy. As you read through each topic, you'll find specific actions you can discuss with your financial advisor.

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