February faces ongoing risks with potentially rising Omicron cases, inflation, oil prices, and yields. Earnings season has been better than what market performance reflects, but rising labor costs and supply chain disruptions continue to plague companies. Oil prices have several reasons for supply to be restricted. Airlines are projecting a better spring and summer but could get blindsided by oil prices.
January 2022 will inherit a lot of obstacles from 2021. Inflation, interest rates, and mid-term elections are all risks investors should be aware of in 2022. January is the time that many money managers make the investments to help them potentially outperform their benchmarks. The January Effect occurs when small-caps outperform the markets. Omicron is another major risk for investors. Value investing could be the way that investors choose to deal with these risks.
The December outlook appears to be on track for Santa Claus. Retailers have performed well during earnings season, but early shopping results aren’t much better than last year. Inflation could continue to be a problem around the globe. If inflation continues, investors may look at the materials, energy, and financials sectors for potential market leadership. Legislation could alter the course of the markets.
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