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New Bull Market?

Are we on the brink of a new bull market? We might be. The S&P 500 has soared in 2023 and is up nearly 20% from its October 2022 low. That's pretty surprising given the concerns about interest rates, recessions, banks, and a war in Europe, so some analysts are wary.

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(Brief) Summer Rally Over?

When the Fed sets higher interest rates, it increases the cost of credit across the entire economy, making mortgages, car loans, credit cards, business financing, etc. more expensive. Investors worry that those higher rates will slow the economy (and maybe tip it into recession) and ding company performance.

Investments The Economy