A Rough Month For Equities

May 18, 2022-April was a rough month for equities. The S&P Total Return Index was down -8.72%, the Russell 2000 Total return Index was down -9.91%, and the Nasdaq Composite was down 13.24%. This puts the S&P Total Return down 12.92% for the year, the Russell 2000 Total Return down 16.69%, and the Nasdaq Composite down 21%.

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Hawkish Fed, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Fuel Market Volatility

March 7, 2022-Entering 2022, persistently high inflation levels and the U.S. central bank’s policy direction posed one of the greatest risks to near and intermediate term equity markets. Unprecedented economic stimulus, both fiscally and monetarily, along with various supply chain issues during the past few years have sparked rising costs for a slew of raw materials and natural resources which, in turn, has translated to rising costs for consumers.

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The Shape Of Things To Come?

February 14, 2022-The first month of 2022 is now in the books, and to call it an inauspicious beginning to the year might be an understatement. There seem to be some definite headwinds for the United States, and the economy, which the market is reflecting.

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2021 In Review

January 14, 2022-Wow, another year is in the books. As we reflect on 2021 it’s difficult not to think of the past year as 2020’s sidekick. We clearly remember the struggles and challenges our world collectively faced in 2020 but, although 2021 had several challenges of its own, the world and markets proved resilient in 2021.

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It’s Tapering Time

December 16, 2021-With December now upon us, and as the year begins to draw to a close, the relentless upward trend for the year has seemed to run out of steam, or at least was ready for a breather.

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STADION MONEY MANAGEMENT RANKED THIRD YEAR IN A ROW AMONG BEST PLACES TO WORK IN MONEY MANAGEMENT

Watkinsville, Ga., December 13, 2021 –Stadion Money Management is proud and honored to be designated for the third year in a row as one of the Best Places to Work In Money Management. This achievement is awarded by institutional investment publication Pensions & Investments and is granted based on the results of double-blind research via company survey. Stadion previously received the designation in 2019 and 2020.

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November Uptick More Likely Than A Santa Claus Rally?

November 4, 2021-Following the worst monthly return since the COVID recovery, both domestic and international equities rebounded nicely in the month of October. This strong equity bounce was welcome news as supply chain bottlenecks and poor economic data dominated the headlines for the month of September. Although these same concerns are certainly still relevant in the short to intermediate term, investor optimism has equities trading near new all-time highs as Q3 earnings season is underway.

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Can We Really Know Where The Market is Headed?

October 8, 2021-October is upon us once again and, at least as far as the equity markets are concerned, one might say we can expand on our metaphor of the Summer Doldrums, which we talked about at length in our July market commentary, with this period being one of tempestuous seas of volatility and uncertainty.

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