1Q, 2023 103 Advisory Group


  • Both U.S. and international equity markets rallied in the last few days of March to end the month (and the quarter) with positive returns.
  • As long-term interest rates stabilized, U.S. bonds recovered most of February’s losses, ending the quarter at January-month-end levels.
  • Despite a barrage of economic and policy news, the quarter will be remembered most for the failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.
  • Recent bank failures are more a symptom of the Fed’s rapid rate hiking cycle than systemic solvency risk, but they are leading to a sharp contraction in lending that could increase the risks of a recession.

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