The PCIA Research Team has been hard at work, poring over the latest market data so that we can deliver our best insights to you. Take a look at the latest report covering what happened in the month of November 2023. You will find quick facts and in-depth details on what has occurred, what that means for you and what’s ahead in the market and economic environment. Download the newest edition of the Month-in-Review below!
- Risk Assets Snap Losing Streak. Market participants went full risk on for November with almost all major asset classes healthily in the green for the month.
- Inflation Declines. Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”), came in slightly below market estimates of +3.3%, landing at +3.2% for October. Similarly, the Fed’s preferred metric, PCE Deflator, came in softer than expectations of +3.1%, coming in for October at +3.0%. The softening of inflation metrics led to bond yields, especially longer duration, to tumble in the month of November.
- Greenback Goes Down. The dollar spent the majority of the month in a steady state of decline versus other major currencies as domestic bond yields fell across the yield curve.
- Economic Production and Employment. The first revision of third-quarter economic production came in stronger than expected, landing at +5.2% versus expectations of +5.0% and well above second-quarter figures of +2.1%. High-frequency employment data readings continued to suggest that the labor markets are showing more signs of softening. Additionally, Personal Income figures for October landed in line with market expectations of +0.2%.
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