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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for Q1 2024

Click here for .pdf version or this report: The Brave Report-2024Q1 I guess markets only go up….  The markets have continued to surge to start the year, adding to the gains we saw to close out 2024.  Equity valuations seem a bit stretched…
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for Q4 2023

Click here for the .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-2023Q4 Well, that escalated quickly…. Markets surged rapidly to close out the year, posting back-to-back positive months to finish the year near all-time highs.  The S&P…
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for Q3 2023

How high will they go?.... Rates continued their historic climb over the past quarter, and it is now expected that rates will remain high throughout 2024. The larger question that remains is when will these elevated rates start to bite the economy. …
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for Q2 2023

Click here for .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-2023Q2 What recession?  Markets continue to grind higher as investors price in a soft landing for the economy and only perhaps a mild recession. This performance has been primarily…
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for Q1 2023

Click here for the .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-2023Q1 Over the past few months, I have paused the publication of the Brave Report in an attempt to fine-tune the proper frequency and format for the report moving forward. …
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for October 2022

Click here for .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-October 2022 Let’s all take a deep breath…. Over the last few months (and pretty much since the start of the year) it has been very painful to look at our account balances. …
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for July 2022

Click here for the .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-July 2022 Markets only go down... or so it has seemed so far this year.  In a sharp reversal from what we have experienced since the pandemic lows in 2020, the markets have…
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for May 2022

Click here for .pdf version of this report:The Brave Report-May 2022 Patience, patience, patience… The markets have not been a fun place to be over the past month.  Inflation headwinds and uncertainty about the Fed continue to drag markets…
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The Brave Report: The Crisis in Ukraine

Click here for the .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-Crisis in Ukraine So far this year, the main driving force behind the market has been uncertainty around how the Fed will keep inflation under control without slowing the economy…
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The Brave Report: Market Commentary for February 2022

Click here for .pdf version of this report: The Brave Report-Feb 2022 Can we start over? After a seemingly straight line move higher off the March 2020, pandemic lows, markets finally hit a bit of a roadblock to start the year. The markets…