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March 2022 Market Commentary: It Could Have Been Worse

Apr 7, 2022 | Market Commentary

Five words probably best sum up equity market results in the United States at least in Q1 22: “It could have been worse!”

After a strong 2021, markets fell sharply in January and February, but recovered strongly in March. The recovery was not strong enough to offset the earlier drops so the S&P 500 Index ended down 4.60% in Q122 while the Dow Jones Industrial Index fell 4.10%.

Markets were, and remain, bedeviled by three “I’s” in the quarter: Inflation, interest rates and invasion.

Our March 2022 market commentary provided by Peter W. Tuz, CFA, CFP® President & Portfolio Manager, Chase Investment Counsel.

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