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Sound Money

Perspectives on Money, Credit, & Financial Markets

Uphill Battle 2

Uphill Battle

February 18, 2023


Last year proved to be a historically challenging year in financial markets. The S&P 500 was down 18.1%, its 7th worst loss in the past 100 years. While volatility in the stock market is nothing new, the bond market experienced its own case of a drawdown. 2022 saw the Bloomberg Aggregate Bond Market suffer its worse loss in history declining 13%. Put the two markets together in the bellwether 60/40 portfolio and investors experienced a drawdown of 16% in 2022. 

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