Why the Weakness in Stocks?

Why the Weakness in Stocks?

3Q 2023 Market Review

October 9, 2023

In the third quarter of 2023, the stock market experienced a modest decline. The S&P 500 Index fell by 3.27%, bringing the year-to-date return to a still solid 13.07%. Large cap growth and value stocks had similar performance for the quarter; however large cap growth stocks continue to significantly outperform value year-to-date. Small-cap stocks still trailed behind large cap stocks, and international and emerging market equities also saw declines during the quarter.

In our Q3 2023 Market Commentary, KAR Co-CIO Doug Foreman, CFA reviews the potential causes for the recent weakness in the market citing the backup in long-term interest rates as the principal cause of the pullback. He also addresses why investors are still concerned about an impending recession, with the inverted yield curve for over 14 months being a prominent factor. Read our Q3 2023 Commentary.

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