The Market in Pictures, October 7

by | Oct 7, 2022 | Blog, Charts

Our team looks at a lot of research throughout each day. A few charts that caught our eye this week, and how they help fill the puzzle of evidence:


JD: We’re going through an investment environment that requires a multi-decade look back to find comps



Derek: and while stock prices are going through a typical bear market decline…




Derek: the bond market performance is unprecedented in modern history



Dave: The entirety of the drop in equity prices (and then some) is due to valuations compressing



Source: JP Morgan as of 09.30.2022


Brad: and we can only guesstimate the end state of this decline in valuations, especially if earnings stop growing



Source: Strategas as of 10.03.2022


John Luke: We know that Wall Street strategists will always plug in 2% for their long-term inflation forecast



Data as of 09.30.2022


John Luke: which is at least a notch above Fed members who a year ago thought the rate they set would still be zero



Source: Bespoke 10.05.2022


Brad: We all know the free money from the refi boom is over, but the rise in mortgage rates is pretty historic


Source: Strategas as of 10.04.2022


John Luke: and the free money from the government also hit a brick wall



Source: Strategas as of 10.03.2022


Brad: Thankfully, as active participants we can tilt towards areas of the market with more favorable prospects and/or valuations



Source: Goldman Sachs as of 10.04.2022


Joseph: and as equity owners, look to benefit from the historically positive periods following midterm elections


Source: Strategas as of 09.30.2022






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