Fourth Quarter Review
It is hard to look at 2021 without mentally jumping back to 2020, many of the same themes continued throughout 2021 and carry into 2022. The year 2020 started with U.S. political unrest, uncertainty regarding the direction of the global economy and stock markets – then progressed toward optimism that the COVID vaccines would move us out of lockdowns. All the while, the S&P 500 soldiered on to attain some 75 new high-closing records, on a total return basis, in 2021. There are many headlines that may have affected the market throughout 2021. Read on for an in depth look at the past year…
(Largely) Steady Gains Amid the Storms
In USD. MSCI All Country World Index, net dividends. MSCI data © MSCI 2022, all rights reserved. Indices are not available for direct investment. Index returns are not representative of actual portfolios and do not reflect costs and fees associated with an actual investment. Headlines are sourced form various publicly available news outlets and are provided for context, not to explain the market’s behavior.
Notes: The above article is the author’s sole opinion for information and discussion purposes only. No part of this article is intended to constitute investment, legal or tax advice. The opinions expressed herein are not suitable for all persons. Consult your investment, legal and tax professionals for advice relating to your personal situation. No offer or solicitation is made by this article. Past performance is not indicative of future results.