Throughout the first three quarters of 2022, investors have experienced difficult conditions for both stocks and bonds, and many are hoping that the fourth quarter will offer some respite. That hope continues to look misplaced in our view. Despite the rapid increases in interest rates so far this year, we think central bankers will continue to advance restrictive policies to combat multi-decade highs in inflation, keeping asset market volatility elevated. On the fundamental side, corporate earnings season will provide an update on how companies are navigating a clearly-slowing economic environment; the tradeoff between pricing and volumes is of particular interest to us this quarter. Our overall cautious near-term view continues to inform our conservative positioning, but we are taking note of the compression in asset valuations across equities and fixed income. Lower valuations should improve returns once today’s inflationary storm has passed. The investment team at Horizon is watching for this turning point and seeking out opportunities amidst the elevated volatility.
We look forward to continuing to execute our flexible, innovative strategies in an effort to help our clients meet their financial goals in the years ahead.
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