Prato Perspectives

Some thoughts and insights for the long term investor
20 Dec

Is the Fed Right?

[caption id="attachment_2883" align="aligncenter" width="612"] Federal reserve building in Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA. Flat design vector illustration.[/caption] Since the start of this year, many commentators and analysts have been asking this very question – Is the Fed getting it...

21 Nov

What is PCM doing with Fixed Income?

November 18, 2022 Over the past few months, we have discussed how the markets have been driven by news of inflation and interest rates. Many of our recent conversations with clients have revolved around these topics and specifically the fixed-income...

24 Oct

What’s Behind the CPI?

October 20, 2022 The Consumer Price Index The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is defined as “a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.”1 The...

23 Sep

Which involves more risk

September 23, 2022 For many investors, the volatility we have seen over the past few weeks has many considering if it is time to sell their stocks and move to cash. A Portfolio During Volatility During periods of volatility like...

12 Sep

The Impact of the Federal Reserve on the Stock Markets.

At an economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, “Price stability is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve and serves as the bedrock of our economy. Without price stability, the economy does not work...

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