Balancing the Scales

October 2021  /  Past Issues

As we close the books on the third quarter of 2021, we continue to face a challenging path forward given the mixed signals we are currently seeing. There are a multitude of positive and negative economic, political and societal factors influencing global markets. In this edition of Market Insights, we attempt to determine which way the scales are tilted for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

Market Recap Q3

Markets mostly flatlined in the third quarter, as U.S. Large Cap Growth stocks were the top equity performer with a paltry 1.2% gain. Bond returns were muted, while absolute return investments were modestly positive.

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