An Overview of the Current Market and Reasons for Optimism | Third Quarter, 2022

by: Brad Swinsburg, Partner + Chief Investment Officer

October 4, 2022

The longer the market downturn continues to last the more pessimistic investors are feeling. In the following video, Brad Swinsburg addresses the current market and the noise surrounding it. Take a look at the next set of videos to hear our latest insights on the recent market activity for the third quarter of 2022.

A Possible Doom + Gloom Scenario

Recent geopolitical and economic headwinds have investors increasingly resigned to the idea that markets are headed lower. What would the scenario look like if markets continue going downwards in the next quarter? Watch this video covering the “Doom and Gloom” possibility and what to lookout for if it were to become a reality.

Possible Market Stabilization

It’s not typical to consider a flat market as an optimistic or positive outlook. Yet, most investors would probably be relieved if markets stabilized and stopped going down. This possibility isn’t unrealistic. In this video, we discuss several reasons why a flat or sideways market could come into play.

Reasons for Optimism

Markets have a history of surprising investors by going up when they least expect it. The noise surrounding the current downdraft brings on this question: How much worse can the market get? We look at just how low expectations and sentiment are today and why that may be a good thing for investors in this video.

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