Monthly Market Update - June 2023

While the headline news in May centered on the debt ceiling crisis, investors seemed to better read the tea leaves by largely ignoring the noise. By the end of the month, the resolution in Washington seemed to confirm the indifference, leaving the S&P 500® Index nearly flat for May with a 0.4% advance, making for a 9.7% gain year-to-date.

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Reinhart Week in Review by Madison Investments 6.02.2023

The May employment picture contained a little something for everyone. Will it change minds at the Fed?

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Reinhart Week in Review by Madison Investments 5.19.2023

The debt limit talks between Republicans and Democrats stalled on Friday, meanwhile, Fed officials signaled that they may pause rate hikes in June, as inflation shows signs of slowing. Read more about the latest market developments in the Reinhart Week in Review.

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Reinhart Week in Review by Madison Investments 5.12.2023

This week’s inflation data gives investors optimism that monetary tightening is working. However, expect the Fed to keep its policy in restrictive mode. The Reinhart Fixed Income team explains in their Week In Review.

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Reinhart Week in Review by Madison Investments 5.5.2023

Was this the final rate hike from the Fed? This week’s 25 basis point raise included a statement conveying that future rate hikes may not be necessary. Read the thoughts of Reinhart Fixed Income on this and more in their Week in Review.

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Monthly Market Update - May 2023

Pricing in the equity market continues to debate whether the Federal Reserve will start easing rates later this year or stick to Chairman Powell’s refrain of “higher for longer.” In April and year-to-date, the markets’ consensus seemed to lean towards the easing by year-end scenario as the S&P 500® Index rose by 1.6% in the month, bringing the year-to-date Index return to 9.2%.

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Reinhart Week in Review by Madison Investments 4.28.2023

This week the Reinhart Fixed Income Team looks at the first quarter GDP, what the latest batch of inflation indicators signifies, and more. Read all their thoughts in the Week in Review here.

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Fixed Income Market Update: First Quarter 2023

After the historic interest rate rise and volatile yield curve movements last year, the first weeks of 2023 were relatively calm. The Federal Reserve's rapid monetary policy normalization appeared to be nearing its final stages, and risk assets remained stable. However, hidden in plain sight, significant asset/liability mismatches emerged on the balance sheets of several large financial institutions due to rising bond yields, creating a new form of banking crisis. The impact of recent banking issues on the Fed's future policy path is uncertain, and investors continue to adjust expectations of where interest rates will end the year.

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