April 10, 2023 | Investment Review

Investment Review - April 2023

  1. Despite the tumult in the banking sector, the general markets rallied in March of 2023, with the S&P500 posting a +3.5% return, the Dow Jones +1.89%, and the Nasdaq leading the way with +6.69%. Growth and tech have come back into favor as inflation prints show a decline from the peak, and the equity market hopes the Fed decides to slow rate increases, and even terminate the tightening cycle sooner than anticipated.

  2. Large-Cap regional bank stocks have retreated in March after the credit freeze of SVB and Signature. These stocks now trade as a group at 7 times forward earnings, the lowest level since the financial crisis. While the markets have been volatile, we remain focused on our investment process and quality bias.

Key Investment Statistics

key investment statistics april 2023

Source: Empirical Research Partners, FactSet, Bloomberg, WSJ

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