CWS Market Review – February 16, 2018

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“Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to do nothing.” – David Tepper

Don’t be fooled, the storm hasn’t passed. Sure, stocks bounced back this week, and that’s nice to see. But mark my words–the bears will be back.

The big news this week, outside the stock bounce, was the CPI report. On Wednesday, we learned that January had the largest increase in “core” prices in nearly 13 years. Is inflation finally on its way back? For now, call me a doubter, but we’ll look at what this means for us and our portfolios.

The bond market seems to be taking inflation seriously. This week, the 10-year yield broke above 2.9% for the first time in four years, and the one-year came close to cracking 2% for the first time in nearly a decade. Do you realize what this means? Things are starting to look…normal. Dear Lord! Compared to where we’ve been, normal is downright strange. Consider that in October 2014, the one-year was yielding a microscopic 0.09%.

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