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Welcome to the Resource Blog! 

Here you will be able to find communications from the RIM team as well as helpful resources and articles.

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2024 Q1 Market and Economic Update

There were two big issues last quarter that captured investors’ attention. The first was interest rates. The second issue that has rightfully held investors’ interest is geopolitics. Sentiment has moved around over the last several quarters. It now has shifted to convinced optimism. Very few people are expecting a recession now, and some have already begun their victory dance, complete with taunting the naysayers.

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2023 Q4 Market and Economic Update

As we turned the calendar to 2024, it was 48% above its 50-year average and 21% above is average over the last 20 years, up from 35% and 11%, respectively a year ago. This trails only 1929, 1999-2000 and 2021 for the highest valuation in history.

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2023 Q3 Outlook

The economy could get significantly worse, and investors should not panic when headlines turn from complacent to catastrophic. Economic cycles come and go.

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2023 Q2 Review and Outlook

Strong earnings could be a result of pent-up demand from COVID lockdowns and massive fiscal and monetary stimulus, high inflation with labor not catching up yet, and very low interest rates keeping interest expenses low. We see all these trends winding down, posing a threat to earnings growth.

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