The Archvest Advantage Newsletter

January 26, 2024

Happy New Year! 2024 dawned with the energy of 2023’s end-of-year market rally burning hot, and we’re letting it fuel our focus as we look forward to a year that promises to keep us on our toes. At Archvest, we’re

July 21, 2023

Market Review In 2023 thus far, the stock market has been on an upward trajectory, with the S&P 500 increasing by 16.9%, the NASDAQ increasing by an impressive 39.4% (marking its best start to the year in 40 years), and

February 1, 2023

2022 Recap 2022 was a rough year for asset classes across the board. US equities as measured by the S&P 500 ended the year -18.1% and international equities as measured by MSCI EAFE, did not fare much better -14.5%. Though

November 6, 2022

Market Update 2022 has been an odd year. Both stocks and bonds are negative year to date. Since 2000, the correlation between US equities and US Treasuries has been consistently negative (1), which means that when one has gone up,

August 8, 2022

Market Review If you recall from our Q1 2022 newsletter, our economy has been experiencing booming demand, supply-chain interruptions, an ensuing Russia-Ukraine war, and rising interest rates, all of which have contributed to notable market volatility. Well, the volatility has

May 9, 2022

Market Review The first quarter of 2022 was surprisingly volatile for the markets, with the S&P 500 dropping 10% before rallying to end the quarter at minus 4.6% and bonds unusually declining by 5.9%. Safety was not found oversees either

January 26, 2022

Market Review The year 2021 saw uncommonly high returns for stocks and some surprisingly negative returns as well. International stocks rose by 11.3%, the S&P 500 appreciated by 28.7%, and US growth stocks grew a blistering 32%. And then there

October 21, 2021

Market Review Overall, the markets remained relatively flat or even slightly positive heading into September. However, volatility picked up once Congress got back in session. September was a negative month bringing the S&P 500 +.58% and the Dow -1.46% for

July 23, 2021

Market Update The markets across the board ended positive for the quarter, bringing the year-to-date figures to staggering levels. Many would argue the positive half year figures would make for great one-year returns. So, do we say it’s smooth sailing

April 23, 2021

Q1 2021 in Review There appears to be light ahead in the tunnel. Since the vaccines have been made available through the US, millions of Americans per day are getting vaccinated. About 40% of Americans have received at least one