Year over year GDP for 2022 comes in at +3.9%, 200 bps lower than the very strong 2021, which provided the Great Reopening from the Covid pandemic.
A bank crisis has pressured financial markets and made it hard for investors to know where to turn for signs of stability or worry. A few key readings on volatility, the bond market, and the currency market offer some guidance.
The current environment in the banking industry has left a lot of investors concerned and confused. Bank stocks generally do well when interest rates are rising, particularly when the economy is not in a recession. In recent weeks, three banks -- SVB Financial's Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Capital -- have failed or collapsed.