Market Update & Outlook Q4 2021
Investment returns were positive in the fourth quarter, led by double-digit gains for U.S. stocks. Strength in corporate profits and a rebound in economic growth sparked the solid results. Inflation surged higher but is expected to moderate in 2022. Reduced government and Federal Reserve stimulus could become a headwind for financial assets going forward. Read on for additional details on the fourth-quarter market performance and investment outlook.