Outlooks – April 2023 Edition


With the highest inflation seen in four decades persisting, market participants have expected the Fed would hike until inflation subsides or “something breaks.” Unfortunately, the latter occurred in early March with the failures of Silicon Valley Bank (the 16th largest bank in the country) and Signature Bank. In truth, the real culprit for both banks’ failures was poor management, but the rapid pace at which the Fed hiked the overnight rate exacerbated their issues. It’s fair to wonder, in times like these, whether there will be any economic fallout moving forward.

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