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Inflation, the Fed, Correction; Oh My!
2022 started with a thud and plenty of market moving headlines. Omicron, inflation and the Federal Reserve, among other topics, weighed on the minds of investors. Most major indexes sold off with some crossing into a technical correction. Additionally, fixed income markets pulled back over the period as investors weighed new information from the Fed. Value stocks took a strong lead ahead of their growth counterparts to start the year. Such a pullback is not uncommon in equity markets. Since 1980, the median intra year draw down in the S&P 500 is 9.3 percent, yet the median annual return is 13.6 percent.